To coincide with this week’s release of the New York Dolls’ critically acclaimed fifth studio album ‘Dancing Backward in High Heels’, the band has released a promo video for their new single ‘Fool For You Baby’. The video, directed by Jeremy Johnstone (Mono, Young Widows), features original Dolls founding members David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain.
The video for ‘Fool For You Baby’ showcases the Dolls in a circus tent. Guitarist Syl Sylvain is the circus ring leader, and as the camera moves through the circus ring, more characters are revealed including a fire breather, a strongman, and a sword swallower. Singer David Johansen appears in the background and gradually dances forwards in slow motion as he sings the lyrics.
It’s a poignant, cinematic homage to rock and roll, and the Dolls’ first official promo music video since ‘Dance Like A Monkey’, which is taken from the 2006 album ‘One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This’. Watch the ‘Fool For You Baby’ video on YouTube here, or view it on Vimeo here.
The video dovetails the New York Dolls forthcoming UK tour dates: O2 Academy Newcastle (March 27), Manchester Club Academy (March 29), London Old Vic Tunnels (March 30-31).