It’s hard to imagine how a song called ‘Big Bushy Mustache’ could not be interpreted as a new gay anthem, so we’re thankful that we can confirm that the track is, of course, very gay.
As Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears gears up for the release of his debut self-titled solo record on Friday, we’ve been gifted with one last teaser for the album in the form of the music video for latest single ‘Big Bushy Moustache’.
The music video, directed by Mac Boucher, sees Shears strutting on the streets of New Orleans as he parades his incredibly sexy mustache. As he urges other men to join him in the celebration of facial hair, we’re soon treated to a cameo from handlebar-mustached Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age. Are we beating treated or what?!
The Southern-fried stomper, featuring fuzzed-out guitars and a monster chorus, is the perfect appetiser for what could just become one of our favourite albums of the year. Speaking about the album, Shears told Rolling Stone: “I’m putting this record out myself. It’s a very expensive record, and the whole thing is out of my pocket – which is terrifying.”
Every song is recorded as a live take, with eight or nine musicians playing together. I had never done that; it was scary. I was just panicking. I remember standing in the vocal booth – because I would sing with the band when we were doing takes – and I just remember thinking, ‘This is how all my favorite records were made.
The tracklisting for the album, out 10th August, is as follows:
- Good Friends
- Big Bushy Mustache
- Sad Song Backwards
- Everything I’ll Ever Need
- All For What
- Creep City
- The Bruiser
- Clothes Off
- Palace In The Sky
- Mississippi Delta (I’m Your Man)