Having switched between singing Puccini to punk rock, working in politics, and studying poetry, singer-songwriter Pony Boy has experienced enough of life’s paths to sing with a beautifully world-weary yet calming nature. The singer, whose real name is Marchelle Bradanini, previously released a breakout EP The Devil in Me, which helped place some of the budding artist’s profound songs on TV hits like Gotham and Nashville. Now, as she prepares to release her debut LP Blue Gold, Bradanini’s working to cement her feminist punk ethos and art rock sound into a profoundly unique and important piece of work.
Premiering today on Blackbook is Pony Boy’s video for “Metal Dreams.” An opening scene guides us through what appears to be the gates of Chinatown, eventually directing us through a note of smoky Los Angeles bars, hazy car rides, and late-night diner trips. The track’s downtempo intricacies, topped with Bradanini’s reflectively cool voice, helps create a wayward yet dreamy world, true to the song’s title.
You can check out the premiere of Pony Boy’s “Metal Dreams” below, as well as learn more about her here.