Juliana Hatfield – “Short-Fingered Man”

“Juliana Hatfield’s upcoming album Pussycat was inspired by our current political climate. While lead single “Impossible Song” addressed “these contentious times” directly and “Wonder Why” took a more abstract approach, her new song “Short-Fingered Man” takes aim at the orange idiot-king in the middle of it all. Without ever mentioning Trump by name, it serves as a brutally effective takedown, building a surprisingly catchy chorus out of the refrain “Short-fingered man/ Can’t get her off.” ” Stereogum

“For this video I shot a bunch of footage of myself in my hallway,” Hatfield says of the track’s accompany music video. “I love ’60s dancing so I did a bunch of that. Also I was thinking of early Jean Rollin vampire movies and of Alphaville (Godard), and those scenes near the end in which Anna Karina — and other residents of Alphaville — start to lose their equilibrium in the hallway and can’t keep themselves walking in a straight line. Caroline Jaecks took all of my footage and masterfully constructed a neat little narrative out of it that fits the song really well.”

Pussycat is out 4/28 via American Laundromat Records

Video from Stereogum

 

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