Macy Rodman has released a music video for “BORN,” off her debut full-length LP, The Lake. Directed by longtime collaborator Jake Dibeler, who also photographed the Brooklyn performer’s album artwork, the lo-fi visual sees Rodman swimming naked in a lake, seductively eating a banana and rolling around in a graveyard.
The track itself is an eerie cover of Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 rock single, “Born To Run,” given Rodman’s dark, bedroom-pop finish. “Rips the bones from your back,” she sings, slurring her words above a sludgy, droning instrumental. “It’s a death trap/ Got a runaway dream/ A suicide machine.”
Speaking with Dibeler about the single for Loverboy Magazine, Rodman said, “I wanted to make this freaky deaky cover and really bring out a kind of ghoulishness.” In her version, the trans pop star repeats Springsteen’s minor lyric, “Yes girl, we were,” over and over until the meaning completely transforms. “I like picking up on these small details I relate to, and amplifying them,” she said.
Watch Macy Rodman’s “BORN” music video, below;