Ian Sweet, the musical nom de plume of Jilian Medford, will release their fourth studio album (their second on Polyvinyl), Sucker, November 3rd and the artist has shared the first single; Your Spit.
With lyrics like Why don’t you kiss me like you mean it // Kiss me like you’re leaving // Your spit tastes different, the song has both a deeper meaning and surface level meaning. “Your Spit is about the joy and fear that surrounds new relationships.” says Medford. “The excitement that’s also accompanied by doubt. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say the song is just mostly about making out.”
The single’s video has Ian Sweet surrounded by couples making out in a movie theater. Director Brittany Reeber says the couples brought more than just being extras in a music video. “Jillian and I got together one day and had a complete mind meld on what the videos would be for the first two singles. The concept for ‘Your Spit’ comes straight from the energy of the song. It felt right to get kind of literal and visceral! The couples brought a whole new dimension to the video that I wasn’t even expecting, it’s flirty, but it’s also really tender and sweet. Grateful to all the brave kissers! We also knew we wanted the two videos to speak to each other in some way so there is a nod to the next vid in this one if you can catch it.”
Fans can pre-order/pre-save Sucker by Ian Sweet here.