"Electric Park Ballroom is a scruffy, over-the-top, cabaret country affair. (Paisley) makes mischievous use of down-home symbolism... upending the conventions of stoic, range-riding masculinity with winking, queer flirtation." - NPR Music
Wed. May 13: Nashville/Brooklyn-based songwriter Paisley Fields has released a new music video for the song "The Other Boys." This is the third single to be released from his forthcoming LP, Electric Park Ballroom, out June 5th via Don Giovanni Records.
Fields is a country singer with an eclectic background -- a taiko drummer, a Manhattan piano bar survivor, and touring member of foundational queer country outfit, Lavender Country.
Last week, NPR featured Fields' single "Ride Me Cowboy" in their Nashville Roundup, saying "Electric Park Ballroom is a scruffy, over-the-top, cabaret country affair. (Paisley) makes mischievous use of down-home symbolism... upending the conventions of stoic, range-riding masculinity with winking, queer flirtation."
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Reflecting on the song and its video's conception, Fields said "When I was a kid I would stay over at my Grandma's house on some weekends. We would watch the Golden Girls, eat ice cream, drink tea, and she would let me try on her jewelry. One day I came to visit and she had a present for me that she said I could just keep at her house. It was my own pair of clip-on earrings. My Grandma has always been my biggest supporter. When I came out to her she said "Oh I knew that a long time ago." I filmed this video with my husband while in quarantine in Brooklyn. He doesn't work in the creative field at all, so it was really special for us to work together on this project. I'm so glad he was able to meet and get to know my Grandma before she passed away a few years ago. I like to think she's looking down on us now, and if she could see this I know she'd be proud."