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Bearded Queen Maxi More on Starring in Temples' Psych-Rock Video, 'Strange or Be Forgotten'

Bearded Queen Maxi More on Starring in Temples' Psych-Rock Video, 'Strange or Be Forgotten'

Maxi More

The London video vixen reflects on her red-colored cameo.

UK psych-rockers Temples released last month a semi-meta music video, which centered on what it means to be an individual today. The band's visual for "Strange or Be Forgotten" showed them directing a diverse cast of characters, all vying to be remembered after the clips ends. Bassist Tom Warmsley said the song's purpose "is our way of questioning the necessity of having to be all so individual and unique--when really it's our true selves that should be celebrated."

Directed by James Beale, Temples' video features Maxi More, who's perhaps London's tallest and beardiest drag queen. OUT caught up with her to discuss starring in the visual: "When I was initially asked to be in the video I was a little hesitant," More said. "I feel like drag performers are a bit of a thing at the moment, and are shoved into all sorts of media rather tokenistically, but the director explained the concept of the video and I saw it as a chance to show my expression alongside a host of other talents. With the song being called 'Strange or Be Forgotten,' I felt my involvement made sense, and I actually really like the video."

Temples' forthcoming sophomore album, Volcano, is due out Friday, March 3 via Fat Possum.

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