By Nadia Noir
Blondie is back with a super-sweet video for the band’s Colombian-inspired song, “Sugar On the Side” from their new album Ghosts of Download.
The song has some Latin-flavor thanks to electronica artist Systema Solar, but the video is a monochromatic, graphic affair that features a delicious looking Debbie Harry doing some sultry blinking and swaying. The song’s lyrics display across the screen.
Blondie’s new album doesn’t just feature international flair, but also work with other collaborators like Solar, Bay Area hip-hop dudes, Los Rakas, and Gossip’s Beth Ditto.
Guitarist Chris Stein talked about the new album: “It’s been like two years that I have been working on this. This one is more computer-based than the last record, which was more band-based. A lot of the programmed parts remained on the record, more so than the previous records. I spent a lot of time doing this at home, and then sending things back and forth with our producer Jeff Saltzman. He helped develop melodies with me, and that was really gratifying. And he had this assistant, Natalie Hawkins, who helped with the melodies too. There was a lot of collaboration with this record, more so than previous records, except perhaps for ‘Autoamerican,’ which had a lot of outside players on it, even an orchestra.”
Watch the video above.