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Aimee Mann: Suicide is Murder video clip could be Grammys contender

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4 a long time soon after the launch of her Grammy-winning album “Mental Illness,” Aimee Mann has shared a new single, the stirring, lovely waltz “Suicide Is Murder,” from her forthcoming 10th solo album “Queens of the Summer season Resort.” The accompanying new music movie reunites Mann with actor James Urbaniak, who beforehand starred in the online video for Mann’s “Patient Zero” with Bradley Whitford. View the “Suicide Is Murder” new music video higher than.

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Some pictures may seem eerily acquainted as the movie nods to lauded films of the 1960s and 1970s. Rob Hatch-Miller, who co-directed the video with Puloma Basu, took to Twitter to highlight some of their inspirations. The video’s final shot draws on the Oscar-nominated “The Sterile Cuckoo,” which gained bids for Finest Actress Liza Minnelli and Finest Primary Tune. The haunting shot of Mann’s woman specter going for walks the halls of a dwelling in a red coat references the BAFTA-successful “Don’t Seem Now,” which stars Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as grieving mom and dad of a youthful lady who drowned. Like Urbaniak’s character, Sutherland’s John also thinks he sees an apparition of his daughter, who was carrying a purple coat when she handed.

The cinematic references in the video are not only thematically resonant, but Mann’s whole “Queens of the Summertime Hotel” album is also inspired by Susanna Kaysen’s 1993 memoir “Girl, Interrupted,” which chronicles her time in a psychiatric clinic in the 1960s. The memoir was famously tailored into the 1999 movie of the exact title, directed by two-time Oscar-nominee James Mangold. The movie netted Angelina Jolie Oscar, Display Actors Guild, and Golden Globe Awards for Supporting Actress. Mann wrote the tune cycle for a phase adaptation of Kaysen’s do the job, but its theatrical improvement has been on hold owing to the pandemic.

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Nevertheless “Queens of the Summertime Hotel” will not be suitable for the 2022 Grammys, Mann could enter “Suicide Is Murder” in the future contest for Greatest Audio Video. Mann has by no means earned a nomination in that class, but she has an progressively strong monitor file with the recording academy  with six vocation nominations. Her 1st three ended up all earned in 2000 for her contributions to Paul Thomas Anderson’s film “Magnolia,” with two bids for her standout music “Save Me” and 1 for the soundtrack as a total. Five several years afterwards she gained her first prize for the package layout of her noir thought album “The Forgotten Arm,” nabbed a further offer nomination for “@#%&*! Smilers” in 2008, and most recently took property the Best People Album award for “Mental Illness” in 2017. The clever and shifting visible cues in the video clip could help Mann extend this streak ahead of the album contends in 2023.

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