The dynamic, genre-defying Kristeen Young returns with a new video for single “You Always Win”, featuring Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) on guitar. Preceded by equally cinematic videos for “Nice” and “These are the Things I’m Not the Most”, “You Always Win” marks the third preview of her highly anticipated eighth studio album Live at the Witch’s Tit, co-produced by Young and Tony Visconti, which has finally received a solid release date of September 29.
Directed by Jenn Alva of Girl in a Coma and FEA, the video takes place at a seemingly seedy brothel-gallery, featuring artwork by Suzy González and Allison C. Valdivia, with Kristeen wearing a sequined American flag dress previously owned by Phyllis Diller and gifted to her by longtime tourmate Morrissey. In true Kristeen Young fashion, she modified the dress herself to include the matchstick collar.
Watch the video below.
Of the song itself, Kristeen explains, “[It] speaks to being a peripheral of person or group of people who are always left out…and how it always comes back to being an individual…When we have nothing, we still have that. As small as it seems, it can affect them (the people in control who have always had everything and are seemingly oblivious).”
Live at the Witch’s Tit, co-produced by Young and Tony Visconti, also features Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Sarah Register (Talk Normal), and John LaMacchia (Candiria).
Live at the Witch’s Tit Tracklist & Artwork:
2. You Might be Ted, but I’m Sylvia
3. Why am I a Feelmale (feat. Nick Zinner)
4. You Always Win
5. These are the Things I’m Not the Most
6. I Love You Sooooo Much (feat. Vernon Reid)
8. Monkey on My Breast
9. I Know You are a Coward
10. Everything About You is Always More Important Than Anything About Me
11. Come to the Party
Kristeen Young currently is holding a residency at The Redwood in Los Angeles – for these and more show dates, see below.
8/9 — The Redwood — Los Angeles
8/15 — The Redwood — Los Angeles
8/23 — The Redwood — Los Angeles
8/25 — DNA Lounge — San Francisco
8/30 — The Redwood — Los Angeles
9/15 — Berlin — NYC*
* = Album release show