Oh, honey. We need to talk about Ezra. He and his bandmates, Lilah Larson and Josh Aubin, have just released a sultry, slowed-down, lo-fi cover of The Pussycat Dolls smash hit “Don’t Cha?” and it is THE must-see video extravaganza OTD. Decked out in matching black leotards and black lipstick, they snuggle suggestively while moaning the lyrics.
Larson explained the idea for the video came to them at a queer dance party in Nashville, Tennessee. He tells Another Mag,
“It was clearly the best thing happening in town that night and was therefore being infiltrated by ostensibly hetero couples, who were sort of uncomfortably ogling the frolicking queers – including us – in a way that belied their envy and lust,” she said. “The original song came on and Ezra and I in a typical moment of psychic connection looked at each other and agreed that the track, sung from our perspective, would perfectly encapsulate this common experience.”
Larson said PCD’s original song encapsulates a “very destructive, dated, distinctly heterosexual male perspective on women and discourses of desire” and that the cover is intended to “ridicule and invert that mentality, while also absolutely celebrating the genuine pleasure possible in being an object of desire.”
Miller added that the “grating and harsh” composition of the cover was the “obvious” way to make it their own. “Obvious in a way that was kinda hot. But, like, hot in a way that was kinda gross. But, like, gross in a way that was kinda irresistible.”