Following on from the sultry jazz haze of, ‘Right Round the Clock’, Sorry have returned with another tune worthy of the late night juke box.
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll star’ released today is a languid slow builder that combines 1960s lounge with Sorry’s signature moody guitar work – sounds that summon the seedy yet magnetic aura of the track’s eponymous character, who pulls the narrator in for an all night good time of wrong doing.
The accompanying video brings to life the late night tete-a-tete with a tongue in cheek wryness. Featuring lead singer and guitarist, Asha Lorenz dressed as a washed up tribute act Elvis, complete with fake black quiff and fancy dress shop costume, who roams the streets of east London, taking in grotty boozers and eating greasy sandwiches, while a siren like counterpart in pink hair, dances around darkened street corners and dimly lit alleys. These images poke fun at the male rock star stereotype, bringing the glamour of the myth down to earth via grimy reality. But at the same time, it still revels in its own seediness.
A delicious tune and satisfying video that leave an unsavoury taste in your mouth.
Header photo by Jasper Cable-Alexander