Much of rock 'n' roll's most visceral thrills can be found in the most unexpected of places - a hip shrug, a dangling forelock. Essentially, though, it's playing with gender: from Elvis Presley to Patti Smith, Suede to Savages, rock 'n' roll has provided the perfect theatre to explore these issues.
Raised in Brighton, Karen Anne has a sweeping, gorgeous androgyny. Using the name Girl Called Johnny, the rising songwriter released debut single 'Heaven Knows' earlier this year.
Sprightly indie pop with more than a shade of rockabilly's charm, new track 'Hey Jackie' follows swiftly in its footsteps. Out on December 9th, Clash is able to premiere a new video for the single.
Shot in the Scottish Highlands, the clip for 'Hey Jackie' guest stars model Chris Millington. Girl Called Johnny's Karen Anne explains: "The song is about a guy who is disillusioned with the romantic notion of rock and roll, and so resorts to creating his own little world inside the tent."
Watch it now.
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'Hey Jackie' is set to be released on December 9th. Check out Girl Called Johnny at the following single launch show:
13 London The Monarch
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