Hennessey’s newest single is a sinister dance punk cover of “We Will Not Be Lovers”, a deep cut from Celtic folk rock band The Waterboys’ 1988 Fisherman’s Blues. Capturing the chaotic glamour of the band’s live shows, the song straddles the line between club banger and poem. Paste premiered the video, praising, “While the original song features a dramatic wash of mandolin, violin and Mike Scott’s painfully heartfelt vocals, Hennessey’s version adds a layer of surreal, sensual mystique.”
Tonight, Bowery Electric presents Live Premiere Sessions #5: featuring Hennessey; “We Will Not Be Lovers” Record Release Show — see here for more information on the Live Sessions series and tonight’s release show.
The video, directed by band member E.J. O’Hara, was created in quarantine as an exploration of Virtual Romanticism. It reimagines the imagery of English landscapes, Greek statues, haunted portraits, and memento mori in an alienated virtual reality.