Thursday, March 28, 2024

Boyfriend TV - "Pornstar of the World"

Photo by Tim Hardy

Naarm/Melbourne's Boyfriend TV are considered post-punk, but I personally have a hard time categorizing them as just that. Their latest single, "Pornstar of the World," is this gritty and glammed up track built on electronic elements and feedback. It features Louis Avolo (electronics, vocals, and bass) auditioning to be the next great rockstar, and as far as I'm concerned he's earned it. It's one of those songs that's abrasive at first, but slowly you start to see the beauty inside of it. "Pornstar of the World" might just become your new favorite track of the year by the time it is over. At the very least, it's one of the most compelling ones.

Louis Avolo says of the band's new single:

Pornstars are quite literally the hottest celebrities in the world at the moment. I kinda created this character for the song; this person who is the 'pornstar of the world'. He gets a lot of attention and is adored by many, yet can’t seem to find fulfilment despite constant validation. He is looking for some sort of love, but is not sure where to find it. It’s all a bit tongue and cheek, physically and figuratively."

You can watch the video for "Pornstar of the World" below. For more on Boyfriend TV, check out the band on Instagram and Bandcamp.

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