Memphis, TN based lo-fi rockers Pillow Talk know how to strike a chord deep within our hearts. Their music is dreamy and dripping in nostalgia, as muffled vocals bring to mind images of old flames and easier days. Coming off the excitement of 2015’s What We Should Have Said, Pillow Talk’s upcoming release, This Is All Pretend is produced by Matt Talbot of Hum Fame. The album tackles darker themes, inspired by singer Joshua Cannon’s experience of watching his grandmother’s health decline, and the toll it took on his relatives.
To preview their upcoming release, Pillow Talk shares “Ferris & Effie.” The video is equally romantic and melancholic, as we watch an elderly man’s love for a mannequin show its disheartening side. The track is laid back and reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless. In the video, it is clear that Pillow Talk is paying homage to the imminent element of growing old, and they explore it in a creative, and beautiful, way. “Ferris & Effie” forces us to evaluate our relationships, and inspires us to love better.
Pillow Talk’s first full-length, This Is All Pretend is out on March 10th via Animal Style Records. Keep up with them here.