Blondie Releases Music Video for "Long Time"
Blondie has premiered the video for latest single "Long Time," off of their 11th studio album Pollinator, out May 5th (BMG). "Long Time" is the third track from the remarkable new album that perfectly demonstrates the blend of Blondie's pioneering past with new influences from modern music's great innovators - the track is also a collaboration between Debbie Harry and Dev Hynes (AKA Blood Orange).
Set in the city where Blondie's story began over four decades ago, the video sees the band in a chaotic, fast-paced New York City. Scenes flip between frontwoman Debbie Harry recklessly driving in a yellow cab and the band playing on the city streets. The video was shot and directed by Dikayl Rimmasch, who also worked with Beyonce on her Lemonade album videos and on her Formation World Tour.
750 7" copies of "Long Time" will be released as a Record Store Day exclusive in the US - the 7" includes the single and a non-LP cut of "The Breaks," a brand new track written by Chris Stein and Debbie Harry in the album sessions at New York's famed recording studio The Magic Shop. For a full list of participating stores go to www.recordstoreday.com.
The band has also announced their first ever pop-up shop at Camden Market in London from April 29th until May 3rd. The shop will host an exclusive photography exhibition by Chris Stein. Similar to Stein's exhibition Chris Stein: Negative at Somerset House in 2014, the exhibit will showcase a series of iconic photographs, providing a behind the scenes look on life in the trailblazing band.
Fans can pre-order Pollinator ON CD, digital and heavy weight vinyl formats as well as a limited edition 7" box set now HERE. World-renowned artist Shepard Fairey designed the album artwork. Fans can also pre-order a limited red heavy weight vinyl album from Blondie's store.