Birmingham punk band Nowhere Squares have released a video for their new single, “Well-Done Mannequins,” directed by frontman Paul Cordes Wilm.
The track features a narrator who finds a fashion dummy in a window attractive — but Wilm says that the track has other possible interpretations beyond that face value. “It could be a veiled statement addressing humanity’s constant craving for artificial beauty and perfection,” he says.
The song’s B-side, “Imitation,” will “further this investigation,” he says, “drawing stickier issues like peer pressure and self-esteem into the arena.”
“Well-Done Mannequins” follows the band’s last single, “Quit It!” which was released in May. The song was recorded, produced, and mixed by Daniel Farris (St. Vincent, Through the Sparks).
Nowhere Squares will perform at Birmingham’s The Nick on Friday, July 27. For more information on that show, visit thenickrocks.com.
Watch the video for “Well Done Mannequins” below.