Indie Pop Artist Self Esteem Shares New Video For “Moody” Starring Comedian Alistair Green

Rebecca Lucy Taylor, the mind behind indie pop act Self Esteem, has shared her new music video for “Moody”, starring actor, writer, and stand-up comedian Alistair Green. Lifted from her forthcoming sophomore album Prioritise Pleasure, out October 22nd, “Moody” recounts a relationship that is slowly falling apart.

Rebecca says “I’ve always wanted to make a version of Rihanna’s “We Found Love”, but a more realistic representation of a relationship. Music video tropes are so fun and easy to execute and I’ve spent a lifetime trying to avoid them, but I wondered what happens if I just indulge in them. There is nothing more inevitable and sad as the slow demise of passion and enthusiasm for each other in a relationship. I personally avoid it happening these days, the way you become enemies. It’s age-old heteronormative bullshit. The ‘ball and chain’ jokes. Fuck that. I wanted to play on that idea, highlight how boring and overdone it is”.

Watch the music video below and catch Self Esteem on tour in the UK & Europe, with American dates to come soon (dates further down).

Tour dates:

1st November – Fleece, Bristol (SOLD OUT)
2nd November – Wylam Brewery, Newcastle
3rd November – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (SOLD OUT)
4th November –  O2 Academy, Oxford (SOLD OUT)
6th November – The Bongo Club, Edinburgh
7th November – Audio, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
9th November – The Workmans Club, Dublin
10th November – Gorilla, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
11th November – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds (SOLD OUT) 
12th November – The Leadmill, Sheffield (SOLD OUT) 
14th November – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich (SOLD OUT) 
15th November – Sub 89, Reading
16th November – The Joiners, Southampton (SOLD OUT)
17th November – Heaven, London (SOLD OUT)
19th November – Elsewhere, Margate (SOLD OUT)
20th November – Patterns, Brighton (SOLD OUT)
23rd November – Phoenix, Exeter
24th November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham (SOLD OUT)
25th November – Metronome, Nottingham (SOLD OUT)

28th February – The Parish, Huddersfield
1st March – St Lukes, Glasgow
2nd March – Stylus, Leeds  
3rd March – CHALK, Brighton  
4th March – Trinity, Bristol   
23rd March – Cathedral, Manchester
24th March – The Forum, London
25th March – Octagon, Sheffield