artist TANZER releases mini-album DISCO AUTOMATIC and
and music video “DESTINATION LOVE” featuring The Huxleys
In celebration of her brand new mini-album Disco Automatic,
Australian-based singer, DJ, artist and proud queer community
member Tanzer has released the music video for “Destination
Love” featuring queer art duo The Huxleys. Watch
the new music video, a colorful voyage through queertopia and
- Destination Love feat. The Huxleys
(official music video)
the music video, directed and edited by The Huxleys, Tanzer
travels through a backdrop of scenic destinations accompanied
by a glamorous squad of queer characters including the incomparable
duo The Huxleys. A Eurotrash fever dream, the video mixes
kitsch Australiana with projections of a fictional ‘dolce vita
holiday’ to Italy, their favorite destination. The hypercolor
music video references everything from Leigh Bowery to
Tweety Bird to Jean Paul Gaultier, ready to leave
you in a glittery daze.
Of the collaboration Tanzer says: “The Huxleys and
I spent our most awkward childhood years in the outskirts of
suburban Australia, where building an escapist fantasy world
in the mind was our way of feeling safe and hopeful. We all
draw inspiration from glam rock, disco and queer art - and have
been translating our inner world on the outside ever since -
on the stages of festivals, galleries and glamorous parties
all over the world. We also happen to be obsessed with the romance
and majesty of Italy - where I also grew up in between stints
in Aussie suburbia. It was time for an outrageous tribute.”
In addition to releasing “Destination Love,” Tanzer
has released her mini-album Disco Automatic. The
6-song release shows the range of Tanzer’s multi-hyphenate abilities
in all of its disco, pop, operatic majesty. The accompanying
videos also dazzle with an array of themes from Drag (including
Tanzer’s Drag King persona) to Sci-Fi and so much more.
traveled all the way from Australia to the micro-state of San
Marino this year to enter “Fantasy” into the national final
for the Eurovision Song Contest - a lifelong dream for
Tanzer, who grew up in Rome, Italy watching the infamous
song competition. She may not have won the chance to perform
at Eurovision, but she amassed a huge cult following along the
way, with countless fans glued to her high-camp Instagram
video diaries documenting her Eurovision adventure.
Disco Automatic has some of Tanzer’s previously
released tracks including her disco-tinged single “Fantasy.”
The accompanying music
video is a sci-fi heartbreak epic and ode to doomed love.
In the video, directed by Alex Smith, Tanzer urges her
toxic lover to abandon all logic and reason for one more sip
of poison before their inevitable demise. The mini-album will
also include the previously released track “Tango,”
a bizarre, funky disco banger featuring lyrics in English and
shabby Australian-Italian and “Deep
Fried Disco,” which was inspired by the fantastic, camp
songs we all know and love.
See Tanzer's upcoming live dates across the globe HERE.
Stream the mini-album HERE
Watch the "Destination Love" music video HERE
TANZER Tanzer is in the business of escapism - and escape you
shall. A singer, composer, DJ and visual artist, Tanzer is known
for her cinematic, high-glamour, escapist works that are at
once intensely powerful, deeply fragile and darkly humorous.
Her work spans stages, clubs, galleries and festivals and fuses
musical forms to a multitude of performative and artistic outcomes.
Her musical compositions move from opera to disco and from the
experimental to pure pop - exploring self-image, gender, romance
and the power of the alter ego. Her film and curatorial works
are renowned for their elaborate dreamscapes and meticulous
aesthetic that take stylistic cues from ‘70s retro-futurism,
Euro-camp and Australian pop culture nostalgia.
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