“Dirty pop” artist, Fiona Grey, has premiered the video for her latest single, “Money”, exclusively via Galore.The announcement comes as Fiona prepares to embark on a UK tour this August/September.
Drawing inspiration from fashion photographer, Helmut Newton, Grey and her director Chase R. McCurdy filmed the music video in Paris, where they shot specific scenes in the infamous “Le Smoking” alley — the exact location where Newton styled and photographed the statement-making Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo in 1975. The video was also styled by Los Angeles-based fashion stylist and costume designer, Alexandra Mandelkorn. “Money” will be featured on Grey’s upcoming EP, produced by Mike Schuppan (M83, Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, Ziggy Marley), due out this fall.
Fiona Grey is a twenty-two year old composer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, by way of Chicago. With a background in musical theater performance, and influences including David Bowie, Debbie Harry and Missing Persons, Grey pushes the boundaries of traditional pop music through her edgy songs and energetic live performances. Dubbed a “very worthy young pop talent” by Popmatters, Grey has performed at notable LA venues such as Troubadour and Resident, and shared the bill with popular acts including Charli XCX and Foals while touring as a backing vocalist for KITTEN.
To date, Grey has released two EPs, including Striped Heart and Belladonna. The latter featured the acclaimed singles “Beauty Queen” — “a heartfelt lowrider that woos its way into your teen dream heart”, according to Neon Gold Records — and “What You Want”, which was featured on The Wild Honey Pie and placed on a promo spot for TV Land’s “Younger”, starring Hillary Duff and Sutton Foster.
Grey is currently gearing up for the release of her newest EP, due out this fall. The record, according to Grey, will examine our culture’s widespread infatuation with pop culture and obsession with love. With powerful vocals, live string instrumentation and a rock ‘n’ roll heartbeat, the EP invites listeners to tap into their own human emotions, taking them on a journey wrought with tenderness and uncertainty. Grey’s cinematic new EP will provide an anthem for contemporary lives.
UK Tour Dates:
8/21 – Frankenstein Pub – Edinburgh, UK
8/22 – The Cowshed – Edinburgh, UK
8/25 – The Cowshed – Edinburgh, UK
8/27 – The Cowshed – Edinburgh, UK
9/01 – Blues Bar – Harrogate, UK
9/05 – Whiskey Jar, Manchester, UK
9/07 – The Jacaranda – Liverpool, UK
9/08 – Telford’s Warehouse – Chester, UK