Over the summer, Southern California garage rock trio The Aquadolls unleashed a single called “Disappearing Girl” that dealt with the all-too-familiar scenario of a romantic partnership fizzling out due to one’s ability to put themselves first in the relationship, as lead singer Melissa Brooks explained it. The tough subject matter clashed with the group’s good-vibe rock energy and playful hooks that have earned them opening spots for artists ranging from Kate Nash to Vivian Girls to X, and most recently positioned them on the lineups for Lollapalooza and SoCal’s Beachlife Festival, with a slot at Ohana to look forward to this weekend.
Today the band is returning with a video for “Disappearing Girl” which illustrates the single’s relationship narrative while exhibiting the strength of the bond that holds the group together. The gossamer visual, however, clings to the more playful side of the track, with its retro cinematography capturing a dramatic love quadrilateral straight out of a ’70s sitcom. “With twinges of inspiration from the Sofia Coppola film The Virgin Suicides, we created our own 1970s-inspired tale with the help of vintage fashion, film cameras, and romantic faux pas,” the band explains. “Directed by our friend and close collaborator Savanna Morales, we tell the story of three girls who are all being led on by the same guy, catching him in the end and coming together as best friends.”
Watch the clip below.