One week after debuting the first song from her monthly cover series, Vanessa Carlton is releasing the video for her iteration of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend.” The clip arrives today (March 28) to fill out the full picture.
The twee archival footage that comprises the video was compiled by director Patrick McPheron, who originally caught Carlton’s eye on YouTube. McPheron has since worked on several other videos for Carlton, including 2015’s “Take It Easy.”
“I was immediately struck by his musicality and his eerie aesthetic,” Carlton tells Billboard. “I love it when you come across a video that is so compelling that you have to watch it until the end… how rare!”
The visual collage is the perfect fit for Carlton’s organic take on the 2010 electro-pop anthem, which tones down the propulsive production for a loose and earnest approach, with the help of Deer Tick’s Dennis and Chris Ryan. “I love the juxtaposition of this video….how prim and proper these couples are set against a song about betrayal,” Carlton notes. “It’s very Patrick.”
“Call Your Girlfriend” is the first of six monthly covers that Carlton will be releasing this year and is available on all streaming platforms here.
Check out the video exclusively on Billboard below.