Australian gothic synth-pop quartet The Jezabels have revealed the hair-raising video for their new single ‘My Love Is My Disease’. A commuter is tracked through the myriad streets of Tokyo by a rabid, haunting burden in ‘My Love Is My Disease’. Kenichi Ito, who is the fastest man in the world on four limbs, plays the stalking attacker in the video.
Frontwoman Hayley Mary describes the video, “It's about de-stigmatising illness I think, particularly mental illness, but physical too. I guess it can be such a burden for people when they feel alone in it. Maybe the hyperbolic tone of the song is a little bit of an attempt to be a bit self satirical and bring a lightness to the topic of illness, because sometimes owning your ailments, and laughing a little at yourself and the incredible tragicomedy of life helps you get through it I suppose.”
The dark opera of ‘My Love Is My Disease’ is the latest song to be taken from the band’s recently released third album Synthia. It follows on from the industrial swell of ‘Come Alive’, and the pulsating gyrations of ‘Pleasure Drive’.
Hayley Mary has recently been on a radio tour of the States playing songs from Synthia acoustically. The band hope to reschedule their global headline tour – which has been postponed while keyboardist Heather Shannon undergoes treatment for cancer – as soon as possible.