Watch We Are The Union’s teen sitcom-inspired video for new song “Make It Easy”
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We Are The Union's anticipated new album Ordinary Life arrives June 4 via Bad Time Records, and here's the third single and video, "Make It Easy." The first two singles and videos revolved around singer/guitarist Reade Wolcott coming out as a trans woman, but as Reade tells FLOOD, "Unlike the rest of Ordinary Life, ['Make It Easy' is] not part of a bigger theme. It’s just a simple, cute, queer-as-fuck love song, and a celebration of queer love in general." It's also less of a straight-up ska song and more of a ska-tinged emo song, really bridging the gap between WATU's roots and a lot of the stuff happening in today's DIY scene. It's equal parts catchy and innovative, and like most WATU singles, it comes with a video directed by Chris Graue that plays off the song's theme in a funny, lighthearted way.
Chris' "Make It Easy" video channels late '80s / early '90s high school sitcoms (with Reel Big Fish's Scott Klopfenstein as the teacher), and it nails the awkwardness of trying to get noticed by your high school crush in a way that you can look back at laugh at... eventually. Also, keep your eyes peeled for the protagonist's crush reading a copy of Aaron Carnes' In Defense of Ska.
We recently sold out of our exclusive transparent purple vinyl variant of Ordinary Life, but we added a few copies of the very cool looking pink/black variant, which is limited to 200 and almost entirely gone. Get yours while they last.