Speedy Ortiz Release Video for New Song ‘Ghostwriter’

    Speedy Ortiz have released ‘Ghostwriter’, the latest offering from their forthcoming album Rabbit Rabbit. It follows previous entries ‘Scabs’, ‘You S02’, and ‘Plus One’. Its accompanying video was directed by Alex Ross Perry and features cameos from comedians Josh Gondelman and Emily Panic, musicians Ted Leo, Spencer Peppet (the Ophelias), Nicola Leel (Doe/Customer), Kate Meizner (Jobber), Zoë Brecher (Sad13/Bruce Springsteen), authors Rax King, Amy Rose Spiegel, and merritt k, New Yorker cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein, and more. Check it out below.

    “While ‘Ghostwriter’ ruminates on the horrible realities that stoke my anger—in this song’s case, the death of our climate and the criminalization of environmental protesters—it’s also about trying to live with less rage in the day-to-day,” Sadie Dupuis explained in a statement. “And not always succeeding, but not getting mad about that, either. And sometimes directing that angry adrenaline toward positive actions.”

    “My bandmates picked ‘Ghostwriter’ as a single, perhaps because it subtly nods to our unabashed love of nu metal,” she continued. “It was really fun to reunite with Alex Ross Perry after shooting together for his Pavement movie last fall, especially the part where we subjected him to so very many Deftones and Limp Bizkit videos for inspiration. The great Josh Gondelman improvised at least a dozen good “nu metal cover band” pun names for the intro, which made it hard to keep a straight face as our nu metal performance ‘Pleasantville’-ifies our crowd of friends into the most immaculate Hot Topic c. 2003 getups.”

    Rabbit Rabbit comes out September 1 via Wax Nine.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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