Dream Wife have only just returned from their triumphant stateside debut on tour with The Kills and at SXSW, which earned them praise from NPR, DIY, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly and more. Today the band share, via a premiere with NPR, the music video for their anthemic single “Somebody” which was shot and directed by bassist Bella Podpadec’s father, John.
Dream Wife on the music video for “Somebody”-
“With the video for Somebody we wanted to make something direct and simple. The song is a ballad about the experience of living with a female body, in respect of this subject matter we focused on capturing a truthful performance that was both elegant and stripped back.
We drew inspiration from the male dominated iconography of 70s glam rock; a time where men were able to explore their femininity, with the video for Somebody we are playing off this subversion with our own exploration of contemporary femininity.”
“Dream Wife is a perfect example of what makes SXSW special, the discovery and excitement of seeing something real that has feeling and meat to it, and makes you grateful you were there to witness it.” – NPR Music
“New single ‘Somebody’ is a well-oiled machine worthy of the Strokes but performed with the righteous indignation of Bikini Kill…snappy, punk-informed rock ‘n’ roll.” - Stereogum
“Dream Wife offer a soundtrack ripe for a punk Sofia Coppola movie soundtrack” – NYLON