Alternative/electronic band The Black Queen have debuted the video for “Your Move” via Consequence of Sound. The single is off their second album, Infinite Games, which arrives September 28th. Frontman Greg Puciato said the single was one of the fastest to write. “The demo and lyrics for this song were completed on the flight back from India after playing there with Dillinger. We finished it in a few days a week or so later, sometime in December of last year,” Puciato said. “Lyrically it just touches on the intoxication of sharing intimacy with someone guarded while also knowing that it’s unsustainable, but wanting it not to be. The line ‘your move’ is a reference to the inevitable stalemate/playing chicken game that two people with vulnerability/permanence issues face after their initial phase reaches its limitation. Steve and I collaborated on the video.”
During the morose “Your Move,” the focus is on a single, distorted humanoid subject submerged within a dark, grainy atmosphere. The video is a collaboration between Puciato and fellow band mate Steven Alexander, that Puciato calls “a mirror of the song, as far as the pace being glacial, the amount of negative space, and the topical focus on being in a state of simultaneous excitement and hopeless frustration, being in a state of heightened sensitivity but also ultimately frozen and struggling to move.”
The Black Queen was formed in 2015 by Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Joshua Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons of Magdalene, and former member of Nine Inch Nails), and Steven Alexander. Infinite Games will be the band’s first album since their self-released debut, Fever Daydream, in 2016. Watch the video for “Your Move” below.