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White Lung share their new "Stevie-Nicks-meets-Celine Dion ballad"

27 April 2016, 18:03 | Written by Laurence Day

White Lung have revealed their new single "Below" and its Marilyn Monroe-filled visuals.

"Below" follows "Hungry" and "Kiss Me When I Bleed" in previewing the trio's new record Paradise. The band's Mish Barber-Way says of the song: "This is my Stevie-Nicks-meets-Celine Dion ballad. I needed to try to do a ballad about glamorous women. It's based on a quote by Camille Paglia, 'Beauty fades. Beauty is transient. That is why we value it,' she said. 'Feminism's failure to acknowledge that beauty is a value in itself, that even if a woman manages to achieve it for a particular moment, she has contributed something to the culture.' It's a song about the preservation of glamour and beauty."

Richard Bates Jr. (Suburban Gothic, Excision) directs the video, which stars AnnaLynne McCord and a bunch of Marilyn Monroe lookalikes. Bates says of the visuals: "White Lung play for an audience of impersonators who come to the realization that they've betrayed themselves in the pursuit of fame. ‘Below’ is a love-letter to influential female artists from the past. Our video serves to reinforce the notion that what makes an artist special cannot be manufactured."

Paradise is out via Domino on 6 May.

Watch "Below" below.

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