With Leonard Cohen’s passing last week, we decided to go back into the BlackBook vaults – and here we revisit Tiger Tooth’s provocative 2016 version of his classic, “Everybody Knows,” which we premiered in June.
The Brooklyn trio (Johnny Siera, William Broussard and Sofia Szamosi), whose videos make no secret of their vinyl-Furries-dominatrix inclinations, forwarded a dark, haunted take on the song. Cohen, of course, has always had his own way with a sexual peculiarity or two; so the fetishistic video is hardly a surprise. Szamosi, who acts as Tiger Tooth’s in-house video director, said of her inspiration, “It’s about letting your freak flag fly. My work is often inspired by the weird or freaky parts of ourselves that normally remain hidden.”
What could be more fitting?