Spanish garage legends Doctor Explosion are back! There’s a new record on the way and we have their new song, Vestir De Mujer, right here.
It’s been 11 years since Doctor Explosion released their last album, and now they have announced that they have a new album, Superioridad Moral, slated for an autumn release on Slovenly Records. If you’re not familiar with the band but are into groups like The Fleshtones and The Cynics, you’ll undoubtedly be familiar with the work of lead singer Jorge Explosion, who has produced records by both bands from his studio in Asturias in the north of Spain.
He’s back again with a new line-up of the band and ready to go. Talking about the new song, Jorge says: “Stereotypes lock us into lives that are often not relevant to how we are. With this Psychedelic Garage Rock song, I wanted to talk about exploring the liberation of identity through self-expression. Since adolescence, we assert ourselves through the way we dress, which is how we exteriorize the very expression of our inner selves. Often, we seek acceptance without daring to be the people we would like to be.”
He continues: “In the 90s, before Queer culture or gender fluidity was normalised or named, I sought my aesthetic identity by imitating the look of bands from the American Garage movement of the ’60s and my idols, the Kinks, The Beatles, and Rolling Stones. I dressed eccentrically, guided by aesthetic models, which were uncommon in my generation. I defiantly wore my hair in a shaggy Brian Jones-style bowl cut, with elegant three-button suits and high-heeled Cuban boots, proudly receiving strange looks from my neighbours in Gijón. Sometimes I got all kinds of hurtful comments about my appearance, proving that a provincial society in my country does not tolerate the eccentricity of the different, the “weird.””
“I do not intend to usurp the place of others nor romanticise marginality. I want to pay tribute in a very conscious and respectful way to those who are their true selves and to the multiplicity of identities that survive within each of us. This song is intended as a tribute to the freedom to be whoever you are, against the prejudice of the norm imposed by others. The empowerment of those who are different in the face of the misunderstanding that surrounds them. This is a sample of the complexity and awareness of identity above the simplification of gender construction that our society makes.”
Listen to the Vestir De Mujer below:
Vestir De Mujer is the second song to be taken off the band’s forthcoming album, following the release of the single Insatisfaction.