Next week, Alice Bag is releasing a new album, Sister Dynamite, the follow-up to her 2018 sophomore solo album Blueprint. The Los Angeles punk has shared “Breadcrumbs” and the title track from it so far, and today she put out another one, “Spark,” a rousing track about individuality and refusing to be beaten down. “Even when I tried to be normal, I always missed the mark/ Hell no, I’m not dimming my spark,” she sings on it.
Bag had this to say about the music video, which stars the season one winner of Dragula, Vander Van Odd:
For the “Spark” music video, I reached out to director Rudy Bleu Garcia, who along with Hex Ray Sanchez run Club SCUM, a favorite nightclub/performance space for queer punks in East LA. In the early days of SCUM, Rudy invited me to do a DJ set with Allison Wolfe. The turntables were in a tiny backstage area which also served as the queens’ dressing room. I literally bumped into Vander Von Odd in that little space and was immediately smitten by this beautiful, charming queen. I’m honored that Vander agreed to star in this music video. The queerest of the queer, Dragula season 1 winner, Vander truly embodies the message of the song. Except for the mouth breathing part, that’s just about me.
Watch it below.
A couple days ago, Bag also shared an unearthed recording from 1991 that she recorded while part of a band called Goddess 13.
Sister Dynamite is out 4/24 via In The Red Records. Pre-order it here.