Earlier today Stereogum premiered the music video for Minnesota-based songstress Haley Bonar’s “Called You Queen.” The song and video serve as hyper-quirky sendups of suburbia, with a subtle nod to New Wave (both the Godard and Blondie varieties). The track is off of Bonar’s latest album, Impossible Dream, her most eclectic and accomplished collection to date, which hit shelves last month. While Haley was originally best known for a morose brand of Americana, recent years have had her progressively broadening her spectrum of sounds. Impossible Dream boasts a kind of woozy psych pop that, for some reason, makes me think of David Lynch’s Wild at Heart, in addition to playful post-punk, and even some chicly postmodern outlaw country. Haley Bonar just kicked off a batch of dates tonight at Schubas in Chicago and she will be at our very own World Café Live this Thursday, September 8th. In the meantime, check out the video for “Called You Queen” below.
September 6, 2016