Diet Cig Make Coloring Cool Again With New Music Video

Go outside the lines

Diet Cig just dropped their debut album, Swear I'm Good At This. It's punky pop with a feminist twist, playful and earnest at the same time. "Maid of the Mist," the album's fourth track, is all about the anxiety of crushing hard on someone and all those goddamn feelings that come with it. "I want to hold a séance for every heart I've broken," Alex Luciano sings, "Put them all in a room and say, 'Get over it.'" Same, girl! Same.

The duo takes that playfulness to a new level with its Mazzy Bell-directed lyric video. The innocence of the drawings makes for quite the cheeky contrast to the track's lyrics. Just imagine all the pages used in the making of this video stuck to a refrigerator. What a portrait of confused youth that'd paint. Regardless, it's the most uniquely lyrical video to come across our desks in a hot minute. Make America use crayons again because they, like crying in this song, are therapeutic.

Catch Diet Cig on tour. Details below:

  • 4/8 in Boston, MA at Brighton Music Hall
  • 4/10 in Montreal, QC at Bar Le "Ritz" P.D.B.
  • 4/11 in Toronto, ON at Drake Hotel
  • 4/12 in Rochester, NY at Bug Jar
  • 4/13 in Washington, DC at R&R - DC GR!ASP (Girl's Rock! DC After School Program)
  • 4/14 in Richmond, VA at Gallery 5 - Waiting for Silence (Benefit for Girl's Rock! RVA)
  • 4/15 in Carrboro, NC  at Cat's Cradle - Fish Dad (Girl's Rock! NC)
  • 4/18 in Orlando, FL at Will's Pub
  • 4/19 in Tampa, FL at New World Brewery
  • 4/20 in Tallahassee, FL at Club Downunder (at FSU)
  • 4/21 in Atlanta, GA at Masquerade - Dadgoth (Girl's Rock! Camp ATL)
  • 4/22 in Charlotte, NC at Snug Harbor
  • 4/26 in Eugene, OR at Boreal
  • 4/28 in Seattle, WA at Barboza
  • 4/29 in Portland, OR v Mississippi Studios
  • 5/1 in Reno, NV at Holland Project
  • 5/4 in Los Angeles, CA at The Echo
  • 5/5 in San Francisco, CA at Rickshaw Stop, Death Metal Chickens (3 O'Clock Rock)
  • 5/5 in Anaheim, CA at Chain Reaction
  • 5/6 in San Diego, CA at Che Café (at UC San Diego)
  • 5/8 in Santa Cruz, CA at The Catalyst Atrium
  • 5/25 in Philadelphia, PA at PhilaMOCA  (Girl’s Rock Camp fundraiser)
  • 5/26 in Cleveland, OH at Mahall's with Cayetana, Petal, Slingshot Dakota
  • 5/27 in Howell, MI at Bled Fest
  • 5/30 in Cincinnati, OH at The Woodward Theater with SPORTS
  • 5/31 in Louisville, KY at Zanzabar with SPORTS
  • 6/1 in Nashville, TN at The High Watt with SPORTS
  • 6/2 in St Louis, MO at The Blueberry Hill Duck Room with SPORTS
  • 6/4 in Chicago, IL at Subterranean with SPORTS
  • 6/5 in Minneapolis, MN at 7th Street Entry with SPORTS
  • 6/6 in Des Moines, IA at Gas Lamp with SPORTS
  • 6/7 in Omaha, NE at Reverb Lounge with SPORTS
  • 6/8 in Columbia, MO at Rose Music Hall with SPORTS
  • 6/9 in Indianapolis, IN at Musical Family Tree with SPORTS
  • 6/10 in Columbus, OH at Rumba Cafe with SPORTS