By Charlie Maybee
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LA-based alternative-pop musicians, Fab the Duo, are leaving their troubles at the door of the club in their new single “Good Distraction.” The woes of losing a job or being unable to see their friends can’t keep them down as they seek out a musically induced dopamine boost.
Alongside the new tune comes a whimsical music video which brings the glam and camp of drag culture. We see our duo dressed in fabulously colorful outfits as they drive with the top down through deserts and streets lined with palm trees as they dream of “dancing the night away” at a club.
Though they ultimately fail in their search, they end up turning lemons into lemonade by transforming a drab apartment into a club of their own with all the colored lights, champagne, and good vibes they can muster. The DIY energy that radiates from both the music and the video are infectious and not to be missed.
This is the kind of high-quality, inspirational fun one would expect from an alumnus of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Fab the Duo clearly have big dreams and high production values, and with this video they manage to make something wonderful out of, seemingly, very little. It is a welcome distraction from an overwhelming world that is well worth indulging yourself in, so jump in loser! We’re going shopping… for good vibes, and more good distractions to come.
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Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Winchester, Virginia who currently teaches in the Dance Division of the Shenandoah Conservatory. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression. He also currently fronts local hard rock band, The Aftershakes, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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