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“I Don’t Wanna Dance (With My Baby)”
Taken From Their Self-Titled Debut Album
Out February 23rd on Fat Possum
Insecure Men, the band led by the fiercely talented songwriter and musician Saul Adamczewski and his schoolmate and Childhood main man, Ben Romans-Hopcraft, have unveiled the video to “I Don’t Wanna Dance (With My Baby),” the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut album to be released on February 23rd on Fat Possum.
The video, shot in Blackpool, was directed by renowned London-based independent production team Sharp Payne. Talking about the video, director Jak Payne said: “Me and Saul had spoken about making videos that felt dated and kitsch, and kind of invoked this old British seaside culture. We found a kid’s ballroom dancing competition up in Blackpool, and it worked with the style and lyrics of the song. I really liked the pageantry of the whole event, these 12 year olds dolled up in make-up and these very 70s, bright dresses. There’s something bizarre and unsettling about it, it feels cartoonish in how exaggerated everyone’s out-fits and expressions are, which, I think, goes with the Insecure Men sound.”
Watch “I Don’t Wanna Dance (with My Baby)” below:
The band, who at the end of last year were named as one of The Guardian’s artists to watch in 2018, recorded their album onto an ancient Tascam at Sean Lennon’s studio in upstate New York while Saul was working on the Moonlandingz album. It was subsequently produced by Sean and mixed by Marta Salogni.
Taking inspiration from the exotica of Arthur Lyman, the early electronic pop of Perrey and Kingsley, the supreme smoothness of The Carpenters, the songwriting chops of Harry Nilsson and the hypnagogic uncanniness conjured up by David Lynch, it’s outwardly a charming exercise in timeless pop, exotica and easy listening. However, there lurks a darker heart beneath the surface. As Saul says, it’s “pretty music with a dark underbelly to it”.
The band recently shared a video for “Teenage Toy,” also directed by Payne.