Loamlands have shared a video for their track “Little River.”
Described as a solemn ode to queer community and Durham, North Carolina’s grim history with LGBTQ rights, the video showcases faces from throughout the queer community as the song recalls the murder of a young gay man at Little River; events which ultimately led to the founding of Durham Pride.
Premiering via Autostraddle, songwriter Kym Register explains: “This video for ‘Little River’ is what queer community means to me. It’s a collaborative effort of queer/gay folks and other weirdos sharing their experience of this song as it relates to their own story of oppression and expression.
“History, especially local history, is relevant. Stories get lost unless we tell them – and untold stories are all too often relived by those of us that experience the intersectional and systemic violence of patriarchy and capitalism.”
You can watch the video for “Little River” below.
Adds Register: “Sincere thank you to Michael Penny who was present at the Little River attacks, Vivica C. Cox and Stormie Dae who took hours to get did for this shoot and let us dunk their dragged up faces and wigs in water, Endless Endless for taking the time and care with this video that it deserved, and the rest of the babes in the shoot for being vulnerable with us. Such love. #weareandhavealwaysbeenthis”
Loamlands’ album, Sweet High Rise, is out now and available via Bandcamp.