It tells the true story of how Van and Chauncey met (Chauncey being the resident DJ at Stonewall)– and became overnight friends– in a very funny/camp way… But there’s a deeper side to the tale; «I was depressed by the state of the world and the fact that we’re clearly facing extinction– and so every night I go to the only disco that still gives me hope»…
Another interesting aspect of «53 Christopher Street» is its putting the club’s household celebrities in the spotlight; «Fifi Dubois, Logan Hardcore, Phil Chanel give me some more»… Anyone who is a regular client knows these fabulous underground artists – Van felt is was time that the whole world heard about them– when he wrote the lyrics.
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«Agony» is the latest addition to his catalogue that explores the duality of the highs of love vs the dark realities of heartbreak. Never one to shy away from the absurd, Dean intentionally designed all imagery around the single to draw attention to the colourful and «picturesque» moments captured but with hints of decay and rot seeping in background, such as insects appearing on his face and hands.