Having already found themselves on dozens of Spotify playlists over the last few months, rising psych-rock outfit Queen Frequency & The Twats have now returned to unveil their highly-anticipated new album ‘Observations Of A Lonely Planet, Part I’.
While maintaining a healthy dose of nostalgic, 60s-inspired psychedelica throughout their new collection, ‘Observations Of A Lonely Planet’ sees itself as a far more contemporary affair. With nods to the current political and social problems that are beginning to plague our world, the record is an introspective look at the state of the world today, told through the guise of a rich and soaring aesthetic.
Speaking about the new record, the band’s Meghan McDonald said, “‘Observations of a Lonely Planet’ is a concept album in the most basic sense. It is formatted in a similar way to Kanye West’s ‘College Dropout’ and Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, employing a classroom-based storyline. Only with ‘Observations’, the classroom is based in the future, and centres on the demise of Earth. This album has two themes: On the one hand, with the classroom storyline, it simplifies world problems that are going on currently in a way that a child could understand. While on a more personal level, the album dissects many existing facets of femininity.”
Released alongside this new record is the official video for the new single ‘Didn’t Know Better’, which can be streamed HERE.
Adding about the new video, Meghan continued, “Embracing the bizarre and absurd, ‘Didn’t Know Better’ is about the strains of motherhood. Lyrically the song is based off of turn-of-the-century feminist novel ‘The Awakening’ by Kate Chopin. The video itself was shot on Super 16 film and dissects the domestic demands that are expected of women across time — from the mythical “first woman” Eve to a futuristic setting.”
Queen Frequency & The Twats is a multi-genre rock band that incorporates feminism and science fiction themes into its music. The freedom and possibility of “play” is a major motif of the group’s music. Camp-y in appearance and sound, the band shape-shifts through different rock genres from psychedelic, to pop, to ballad, to punk and even trance — all without losing their recognizable style. Their first album ‘Observations of a Lonely Planet’ is formatted as a concept rock opera and examines femininity.