Boston’s Palehound, fronted by powerful and innovative female vocalist, Ellen Kempner, have announced that their sophomore album A Place I’ll Always Go will be out on June 16. Today, they have released the video for the lead single, “Flowing Over,” which you can watch above.
Kempner reached out to the Boston League of Women’s Wrestlers, or B.L.O.W.W., to create a theatrical, fun, and experimental video to showcase her appreciation for women and non-binary people who are the face of determination and strength. In a statement, Kempner said that “watching other women/non binary people exert so much of their time and energy into their passion, I immediately felt inspired to step up my game.” And so she did. “Flowing Over” is everything that is lovable about Palehound with added vitality and zest, inspired by the women of B.L.O.W.W., oh and a few brief hits from a pipe.
On the video, one of the wrestlers, Heather Mack, said:
“Working on this video was a dream come true. It was so cool to have a chance to document the real life, behind-the-scenes process of stepping into our badass rasslin’ personas, from wig taping to trash talking to the main event, where we got to show off our chops in a fun, supportive environment. We are huge fans of Palehound and were so honored to be asked to represent the energy of this song in such a unique and powerful way. Cheers and chokeholds!”
Palehound will be having an album release party in Cambridge, MA at Sonia on June 16. Get tickets here.
A Place I’ll Always Go is out June 16 via Polyvinyl Records.