VIDEO PREMIERE: THE BEDROOM WITCH “GRIEVING SPELL”
Tech-noir darkwave L.A. musician the Bedroom Witch had a stand-out track on the Energies comp by L.A.’s Practical Records this summer—just one part of a rich discography to explore in full here—and now she’s returned at a very seasonally appropriate time with this luxuriously cinematic single and video for “Grieving Spell.” (Additional meanings in the title very much intended.) Directed by Sepand Mashiahof and edited by Sepehr Mashiahof, “Grieving Spell” follows trans-femme Iranian blood sisters who decide to stay in for a fun little Suspiria-style slumber party, and who end up inviting someone they shouldn’t have—a long-gone relative from the ancient past who is not very happy to meet them. Naturally, vividly supernatural events transpire. And since this was filmed at the legendary Madonna Inn, it all looks spectacular—a crucial part of the giallo film tradition. (Credit to cinematographers Hana Harada and Ricky Martyr.) “Grieving Spell” caps a month of enthusiastic genre-appropriate teasing on the Bedroom Witch’s socials, and was made with musical help from sax player Daniel Trautfield of L.A. RECORD alums French Vanilla. Proceeds from the “Grieving Spell” single will help fund Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, doing similar work to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls here in L.A. Get the single here!