“You’re so gross you make me sick/I’ll lose your taste with my spit/ When you crack your bones I hope they snap in half”. On the marvellously off-kilt pop banger ‘Copper Kiss’, Sälen aren’t holding any punches.
They’ve just released a pretty out there video for the song, featuring aforementioned acid-tongued jibes by singer Ellie Kamio, a creepy video game with killer ants and a few real life snakes. But if they had it their way, things would have been a lot more primal.
“We really wanted live animals in the video but we weren’t allowed because of costs. So after acting like toddlers and throwing our toys out the pram, we got bare snakes. They were pretty well behaved, except the black one which kept slithering off the bed when it thought no one was looking. A huge thank you to Can Evgin and everyone else involved. Especially Trevor the snake handler.”
‘Copper Kiss’ is available now.