Luisa Black, formerly of The Blacks, has a new solo project called Rich Girls, and she’s dropping her first release under that moniker, an EP entitled The One I Want, out November 18 via Tricycle Records. Now, just in time for Halloween, Rich Girls has a decidedly scary video for the debut single “Sink Like Stones”, and we’re extremely excited to be premiering it here on The Bay Bridged for All Hallows’ Eve.
After the break-up of The Blacks in 2010, Black chose not to assemble a new band and instead began work on a series of demos, writing and recording the full band instrumentation herself. She eventually joined forces with engineer Sean Beresford to produce The One I Want, “a collection of garage rock torch songs from the dark end of the street.” The single “Sink Like Stones” is an up-tempo story of self-destruction under the guise of a catchy summer pop song, a driving “pop confessional of love and addiction backed by tuneful, early-Cure inspired guitar lines.” The video is a Black-scripted horror film directed by Stokes McIntyre, shot in some familiar San Francisco locations, and featuring a cast of local musicians and artists. And the end brings a surprise conclusion to the main character’s tale.
Watch the video below, premiering exclusively here on The Bay Bridged, and download the mp3 of the track on Tricycle’s website.