The Irrepressibles Strip Down With “Nude”
The Irrepressibles have released the third installment of their trilogy of music videos for their new album, Nude. The album, released on iTunes on Valentine’s Day, has a sound in keeping with their last album, Mirror Mirror.
However, the aesthetic of Nude‘s accompanying music videos is as starkly different from Mirror Mirror as the titles of the albums themselves. While Nude and its accompanied music video trilogy showcases a stripped down, gritty, grainy, and even out-of-focus styling, Mirror Mirror – and specifically Roy Raz’s film “The Lady Is Dead,” which doubles as a music video for “In This Shirt” — revels in its own artifice. Nude seems to drop Mirror Mirror‘s inherent Narcissus.
Jamie McDermott seems ready to drop his shield/mirror/guard with the new album, as evinced by his recent interview with The Advocate. Which is not to say that there is no “dressing up” that goes on in an interview (or even the “naked” shoot for Nude‘s “Arrow”). But I do hope that The Irrepressibles don’t completely abandon the likes of Roy Raz as the utility of blatant artifice and Camp for LBGT artists (unlike The Lady) is certainly not dead. (Or is it?)