New York City’s psychedelic ensemble Ghost Funk Orchestra are back with a new single, “Queen Bee,” from their forthcoming album An Ode to Escapism. Led by composer/multi-instrumentalist Seth Applebaum, the group meshes together soul, psych-rock, and salsa.
“The concept for this video was simple: run around with a 16mm camera and visit the folks who worked on the record at their homes where they’ve been riding out the pandemic,” Applebaum says. “For the more specialized shots we had the pleasure of taking over the back room at The Footlight, a Ridgewood venue that GFO spent a lot of time playing early on. We sought to juxtapose the dryness of everyone’s current living situations with the over-the-top production value of the live music experience we’re all missing so dearly right now.”
An Ode to Escapism is out November 13 on Karma Chief Records. Watch the video for “Queen Bee” below.