Uh huh, it’s another video. Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey, the musical duo known as Uh Huh Her, released the video for “Explode” this week. The single is the second off their first full-length release Common Reaction, which came out in August.
Like in their debut video for “Not a Love Song,” the pair again turns to animation. Just don’t expect any unicorns this time.
Great-looking illustrations. Fantastic, fuzzy slow-burn on the song.
But I can’t be the only one who thought the video was a tad stalkerish, and — how can I put this delicately — straight?
I know I’m not alone on the first point since after she watched the video fellow AfterEllen.com blogger StuntDouble commented, “It could double as a video for The Police: every step you take, every move you make, I’ll be watching you.”
As for the straight stuff, well, I realize it’s not a queer artist’s responsibility to depict gay relationships in all of her work. (Plus, Camila has declined to talk about her private life publicly.) But that doesn’t mean we can’t wish they would. What can I say? I’m greedy about the gay stuff — I always want more.
So, what do you think? Cool video? Hot song? And, is it weird to be attracted to a cartoon character?