Rock At Night Video Premiere: UK Band Weimar’s single ‘Faded Queen of the Night’

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ROCK AT NIGHT PREMIERE – WEIMAR’s “Faded Queen of the Night” – Worldwide release on September 29, 2023

A musical fusion of Spanish flamenco and Arabian folk, Faded Queen Of The Night takes its inspiration from real-life tales of the dark side of Hollywood. The lyrics tell the tale of a middle-aged Hollywood icon, past the prime of her career, desperately struggling to maintain her image and appeal in the eyes of the public, clutching onto what remains of her career while the effects of a behind-the-scenes lifestyle of debauchery, promiscuity and substance abuse catch up on her. Yet despite the narcissism and depraved lifestyle of the title character, the real aggressor here is the Hollywood star system and its practice of discarding female stars once they are past a certain age, its pressure on actresses to maintain ‘sex appeal’ in the public eye, and the severe destruction and mental health collapse caused by this practice.

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The video reflects the song’s subject matter and musical style by depicting a montage of scenes from the Hollywood high life of the title character juxtaposed against her subsequent descent into substance abuse and self-destruction, footage of Arabian belly dancers symbolizing the exotic and mysterious allure of the fading movie star. The video also pays homage to the 1983 made-for-TV movie The Sins Of Dorian Gray, an update of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture Of Dorian Gray that turned the title character into a female glamour model whose Hollywood screen test ages in her place.

This is the 10th video in the Dancing On A Volcano series from Weimar. The final two will be premiered in November, following which the whole album will be online in visual form as Dancing On A Volcano: The Movie.

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WEIMAR’s  “Faded Queen of the Night”

LYRICS – FADED QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

She always turns the charm on
So they’ll think she’s humble and strong
Seems so charitable, down to earth
She’s playing by her own sense of right and wrong
Waxes lyrical with tales of the industry
Flaunts her friendship with famous faces
Namedrops by the bucketload
While sucking up to the corporate aces

But don’t you dare question her version of things
You’ll be met with her venomous bite
She’s the jaded old queen of the silver screen
The faded queen of the night

She’s got her yes men and women around her
She loves her hangers-on full time
Anyone who’ll convince her she’s still relevant
Make excuses for her crimes
Youth and beauty seem to be on her side
While the screen test slowly decays
Her fifteen minutes were up twenty years ago
But to her mind she’s Doris Day

But don’t you dare question her view of herself
You may die from her venomous bite
She’s the jaded old queen of the movie scenes
The faded queen of the night

She’s talking of that long-promised comeback
But the airwaves broadcast radio silence
Settling long forgotten scores from years ago
With outbursts of verbal violence
Repeats the same stories of her self-proclaimed glory
On an alcoholic loop
She’s the eternal glamour girl to her adoring cult
They don’t care how low she stoops

But you’ll know better than to mess with this immortal viperess
Lest you succumb to her deadly bite
She’s the jaded old queen of the silver screen
The faded queen of the night

Yes you’ll know better than to mess with this immortal viperess
Lest you succumb to her deadly bite
She’s the jaded old queen of the movie scenes
The faded queen of the night

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Dancing On A Volcano’ LP  is available everywhere, including Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp. It can also be ordered on CD directly from the band.

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