Watch Madeline Kenney Get Splattered with Green Screen Paint in the “Always” Video

Night Night at the First Landing Out Now via Company

Sep 18, 2017
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Madeline Kenney released her debut album, Night Night at the First Landing, at the beginning of the month via Company. Previously "Rita" was one of our Songs of the Week, and we also shared another song from the album, "Big One" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Now Kenney has shared a video for "Always." Ben Smith directed the video, which features green paint on Kenney as a green screen. Watch it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates (including some newly announced 2018 European dates opening for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah).

Kenney had this to say about the video to The Fader (who premiered it): "The song is about grappling with sexism and one's own power as a woman in the music biz, but I wanted the video to be a little more ambiguous and mildly trippy to have fun with that theme. I had this idea to use green paint as a green screen; I tend to like to get messy and weird and silly in my videos. I also wanted to bring in a bunch of lady friends (including some fellow musicians and interns from Women's Audio Mission - the only women's built and run studio in the world where I am interning) and give them a vague direction and watch them just have fun. Ben did a great job of taking my ideas and tying the message of the song with the video."

Night Nighy at the First Landing was produced by Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bear (formerly known as Chaz Bundick), but there's nothing chillwave or dance-y about it. Instead Kenney is more in vein of Angel Olsen or Marika Hackman, with some dream-pop touches thrown in.

Madeline Kenney Tour Dates: 

9/19/17 - Trans-Pecos, New York
9/20/17 - DC9 Nightclub, Washington D.C. *
9/22/17 - Gallery 5, Richmond
9/23/17 - Duke Coffeehouse, Durham
9/25/17 - Gasa Gasa, New Orleans
9/27/17 - The Sidewinder, Austin ^
9/29/17 - Valley Bar, Phoenix ^
9/30/17 - Soda Bar, San Diego ^
10/02/17 - Resident, Los Angeles
10/10/17 - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco &
5/16/18 - The Haunt, Brighton #
5/18/18 - Tivoli, Dublin #
5/19/18 - Empire, Belfast #
5/21/18 - The Plug, Sheffield #
5/22/18 - The Caves, Edinburgh #
5/23/18 - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham #
5/25/18 - Koko, London #

*with The Mynabirds
^ with Jay Som
& with Landlady
# with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

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Maitri Shah
September 18th 2017
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Dean Nixon
September 2nd 2018
11:13am

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October 9th 2018
7:43am

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