listen hear! Song of the Day: Bully "Days Move Slow"
WFPK’s listen hear! Song of the Day spotlights a song we like weekdays at 11:10.
Bully (aka Alicia Bognanno) has shared the new single and accompanying video for “Days Move Slow.” It’s the second preview from the upcoming new album, Lucky For You, due out June 2 via Sub Pop
The song was written following the death of her beloved dog and best friend, Mezzi. In a press release she explained:
"As someone who has spent the majority of my life feeling agonizingly misunderstood, there is no greater gift than experiencing true unconditional love and acceptance. I waited my whole life for the bond and irreplaceable companionship I had with Mezzi. She was my best friend and my only constant through some of the most pivotal moments and phases of my life. I was a stranger to the level of love I now know exists because of Mezzi. Love you forever; I’m lucky for you.”
Alex Ross Perry had this to say about directing the “Days Move Slow” video: “This is my third time collaborating with Alicia, but my first time collaborating with Bully. Having written the original songs for my film Her Smell and performed at the Pavement Museum Tribute Concert ‘scene’ for my forthcoming film on them, I can’t believe I finally got to make a Bully video. Right away, it seemed striking to make a piece as stark and measured as possible, not to make a video that replicates the song’s sonic energy but to visualize the emotional weight and feelings of loss and grief depicted in the lyrics. Alicia doesn’t seem to have been filmed in 16mm black and white before, so it was a no-brainer to give that a try.”