'One of the funkiest songs on our upcoming new record'
Deap Vally have revealed their new single ‘Royal Jelly’, a track produced by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ guitarist Nick Zinner, alongside a video featuring model Georgia May Jagger.
Recorded when drummer/vocalist Julie Edwards was five months pregnant, the video, directed by Jess Holzworth (who’s also directed videos by Basement Jaxx, Wild Belle and two earlier Deap Vally outings), is intended as “a celebration of strong, creative women”.
The duo have described the track as “a song that takes its time, but the pay-off is great. It’s definitely one of the funkiest songs on our upcoming new record.”
No date has yet been given for the follow-up to Deap Vally’s 2012 debut ‘Sistrionix’, though the new record will be released in 2016, and will be produced in full by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ man Zinner.
Frontwoman Lindsey Troy took a break from the LA band to temporarily join punk band ‘White Lung’ as a touring bassist earlier this year, joining their North American tour in May and June.
Deap Vally thanked producer Zinner for his work on the new album, posting on Instagram:
“Nick, it’s been a true honor and an epic adventure making this record with you. Thank you for inspiring us, pushing us to be our best, and for putting up with us. Thank you for sharing your magic with us. We kind of can’t believe it’s over. We love you and will miss you. #dreamsdocometrue #thisrecordfuckingrules #sappyvally”
More recently, the band have been posting pictures from Edwards’ baby shower, and added a message of celebration for the launch of the new video today (November 9), saying:
“We got some of our closest friends together and this is what happened! Directed by the incredible [Jess Holzworth], featuring far-out make-up designs by visionary [Isamaya Ffrench], and starring our dear friend, the lovely and talented [Georgia May Jagger], here is “ROYAL JELLY”. Look out for a sneaky cameo by [Nick Zinner], who produced our new record!
‘Royal Jelly’ is currently available as a free download from deapvally.com.
Watch via YouTube, below: