As some gear up to celebrate the greatest moment in history, we are going for a much fantastical lane in the form of Dirty Mae’s new music video “Big Red,” a wild retelling of the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood.
About the song and video, Cassie Fireman comments:
After watching Amanda Palmer’s music video “Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now,” I said to myself, “I want to do that! I want to make art with women and I need to say something.” I’d been experiencing so much anger around the #metoo movement and women’s voices not being heard so I decided to use my own voice, story, and music to help me work through it. Our new single “Big Red” is the version of Little Red Riding Hood all grown up. She isn’t lost in the woods and is busy casting spells on villains with her pack of witches. I loved re-imagining this character as a sexy, strong woman who enjoys having all the power. On the day of the shoot, the “Big Red” in all of us came out play as we snuck into graveyards, turned men into sheep and howled like wolves under the sky.
Since forming in late 2016, Dirty Mae have made a name for their striking, cabaret-inspired performances and rare blend of New Orleans blues and soulful folk traditions. Founding members (and recent newlyweds) Ben Curtis and Cassie Fireman spent years writing music together for projects ranging from bluegrass to hard rock before joining forces with Robbie Frost. Dirty Mae’s rich-yet-diverse sound has taken center stage at illustrious venues like New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge to Citi Field in addition to being featured on the CW Network. Last month, they hosted an all-female benefit show, Big Red Fest, in honor of Women’s History month with all the proceeds donated to survivors of domestic abuse and sex trafficking.
The band released its debut self-titled EP last summer and have already wrapped up production on its forthcoming full-length album that’s set for release later this year.