"Tender Green Life" is all eye candy.
The simplistic stylized video for "Tender Green Life" from dumblonde's self-titled compilation is a head-tilting journey - Shannon Bex and Aubrey O'Day's self-directed video shows them spinning, peeling and rotating as life-sized paper dolls.
O'Day tells Spin of the song:
"When creating the lyrics for this song, we had envisioned two lovers running around a forest chasing each other, teasing each other with a hide and seek format of love. The lyrics are abstract and descriptive of the smell, taste, and sight of what these two lovers playing games with each other would see or feel in that environment. So when we sat down to create this visual, we wanted to take a completely opposite approach. As with every video we’ve really tried to stay away from our first ten ideas and push ourselves to create content that is out of our comfort zone and most importantly challenges the norm as that is what dumblonde is all about. We wanted to keep the look, technical style and approach of filming, editing, and coloring the video as left as possible. And somehow when we were done it all made sense and locked harmoniously in the exact way we wanted… which is everyone questioning what the hell did I just see? What does it mean? And hopefully I need to see it again."
Bex told BreatheHeavy.com "Tender Green Life" is one of her favorites.
It's for them," Aubrey told BH of their latest work in our interview. "There's no way we were ever going to leave our fanbase in a place that we were in last year. It was more devastating to us than anyone could ever imagine. We were never going to leave every soul that came into our show with a dream that told us they believed in us hanging like that. We literally started this projected on that note, and in the process we developed this life-long friendship. We grew the most we ever have as women, and now we've got this beautiful child that we're birthing back into the people that were the reason that we started this in the first place. It's a coming full circle feeling.