GIMMY is set to release the follow-up to their triple j-endorsed single ‘SWEAT (An Australian Summer)’. The Byron region artist’s new single, ‘Tell Me I’m Your Girl’, is out on Thursday, 16th November via Third Eye Stimuli Records. We’re premiering the song’s official music video – watch it below.
In a statement, GIMMY’s Gemma Owens described ‘Tell Me I’m Your Girl’ as a tacky love song. “I love romance, all the chaos and honesty of it, not just the shining stuff but all the grit as well,” she said. ‘Tell Me I’m Your Girl’ offers a sly challenge to the heteronormative status quo. “Being queer, it feels important to me to reinvent and challenge gender roles,” said GIMMY.
GIMMY – ‘Tell Me I’m Your Girl’
GIMMY directed the ‘Tell Me I’m Your Girl’ music video, with Dom Sullivan handling the camera work. The video – which features Owens and GIMMY band members Samson (guitar), Kyle (bass) and Barclay (drums) – supplements the song’s interrogation of gender roles.
“I came up with the storyline and concept of challenging gender roles,” GIMMY said, “with Samson dressed as a woman, myself dressed as a man and Kyle and Barclay dressed as neutral, furniture-like objects to represent gender neutrality, in the respect that women can also portray a masculine quality of being chivalrous as well as men.”