In Bully’s “Feel The Same” Video, Food Equals Feeling

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In Bully’s “Feel The Same” Video, Food Equals Feeling

Created by LAZY MOM, a feminist, animation/photography duo who are literally eating the patriarchy, Bully’s new video for “Feel the Same” equates food with feeling—or at least a sense of restlessness. There are tortured themes of change in both the song and visual art components—viscerally, eggs turning into roses—but in the end, form trumps content. We end where we began: in the center of the cake, still salivating.

“I have been a huge fan of Lazy Mom for a few years now,” says Bully’s Alicia Bognanno in a statement. “Their ability to make vibrant, colorful art out of everyday objects amazes me. If you enjoy this video I HIGHLY recommend you check out their zine.”

We’re celebrating “Feel the Same” for the sake of a rock music video that doesn’t feature the rock band onstage, the rock band in the green room partying, the rock band walking around the most rock ‘n’ roll parts of (insert city here). Despite Bully’s gritty, down-to-earth visions in Losing, there is no nostalgia for genre or for rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic. There are simply cakes, eggs, roses and mysterious yellow slime, transforming and mirroring the interior landscape of womanhood in America.

In an interview with MOLD, LAZY MOM’s Josie Keefe and Phyllis Ma discuss how Trump’s America has affected their work: “At its core, Lazy Mom is about the social expectation that women should feed and nurture their families and loved ones. This idea has been deeply ingrained into human society for centuries,” Keefe says.

“Post-election, it felt like there was a dank cloud hanging over everything,” Ma adds. “It didn’t feel right to just keep making funny or pretty things, but at the same time, we needed a humorous and absurd outlet more than ever.”

Check out the video for “Feel the Same” below. Tonight, Bully’s tour will kick off in St. Louis—more dates are included underneath the video. If you happen to catch them live, we hope Bognanno plays “Milkman,” which we’ve included from the Paste Cloud.

Bully Tour Dates:

02 – St Louis, Mo. @ Off Broadway
03 – Iowa City, Iowa @ The Mill
04 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Cafe
06 – Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon
07 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
08 – Detroit, Mich. @ Marble Bar
09 – Toronto, Ontario @ Lee’s Palace
10 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bar le Ritz
12 – Boston, Mass. @ Great Scott (SOLD OUT)
13 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Church
15 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
17 – Charlottesville, Va. @ The Southern
18 – Durham, N.C. @ Motorco Music Hall
19 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Mothlight

06 – Little Rock, Ark. @ Stickyz
07 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
08 – Austin, Texas @ Emo’s
09 – Houston, Texas @ Walter’s
10 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa
12 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn
13 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West
14 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge
15 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge
16 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge

16 – Norman, Okla. @ The Opolis
17 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow Wolf
18 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar
24 – Eugene, Ore. @ Hi-Fi Music Lounge
26 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Biltmore Cabaret
28 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos

01 – Spokane, Wash. @ The Bartlett
02 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
03 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
05 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge
06 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Record Bar

30 – London, U.K. @ Moth Club

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