Dream Nails – Jillian (Alcopop! Records)

Dream Nails – Jillian (Alcopop! Records)

Punk witches Dream Nails release their ode to the 30 Day Shred with latest single and power-pop anthem Jillian, released ahead of their debut album on Alcopop!

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Dream-Nails-pic-by-Marieke-MacklonArtist: Dream Nails
Track: Jillian
Label: Alcopop!
Released: 2 July 2020
Find it: Bandcamp | Spotify

Proving it’s perfectly possible to have the most fun ever, while also remaining the adult in the room on some serious societal conversations, Dream Nails have blessed us with another track from their forthcoming (and yes – cliched as it might be – long-awaited) debut studio album.

With ‘Jillian’ they provide a surf-tinged sing-a-long ode to leader of the 30 Day Shred DVD fitness regime Jillian Michaels which also takes in body positivity and queerness. It is, to all intents and purposes, perfect summer pop fuelled with empowerment.

‘I feel the fear leaving my body / I feel the fear leaving my body’

Frontperson Janey Starling said, “This is a song about realising you’re queer while you’re doing a workout DVD. It’s a personal-power anthem about finding the strength to come out; that’s what the line ‘I feel the fear leaving my body’ is all about.

“Both [bassist] Mimi and I discovered strength training through Jillian Michaels’ ‘30 Day Shred’ home DVD, and the catchphrases were too good to not make a song from! Since then, she’s said some uncool and unkind stuff to Lizzo, which we were really gutted to hear. This song is very much about finding your own strength, regardless of your body shape.”

Dream Nails’ self-titled debut album is due out on 28 August via Alcopop! Records.

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