Sugarplum Fairies is the moniker of Vienna native Silvia Ryder, supplemented by an array of rotating guest musicians. Today, we’ve the pleasure to bring you Sugarplum Fairies’ new video for “Formica Hearts“, track taken from the recently released album Payday Flowers.
“The video for “Formica Hearts” is a condensed version of a short movie titled “Die Treppe” by the German experimental filmmaker Lutz Mommartz. It was shot in 1967 on 16mm film. The director uses the camera as an eye while moving one-handed through his home performing various household tasks.
There is a sad solitude in these mundane every day activities that I was drawn to that depict themes of urban alienation and luckless loneliness which are a recurring narrative in the lyrics for this song.” – Silvia comments the new video.”
Watch below the new video for “Formica Hearts”, a captivating and distinctive track, wrapped up in its own cloud of mystery and ambiguity.
Payday Flowers includes contributions from former Wilco/Uncle Tupelo drummer Ken Coomer, keyboardist Jebin Bruni (Meshell Ndegeocello, Fiona Apple), bassist Jeff McElroy (Howlin’ Rain) and horn-section mastermind Danny T. Levin (Iggy Pop, Rilo Kiley).The album was produced and mixed by Gold Star, and mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk (Ariel Pink, The Dandy Warhols).