Eat it up / Spit it out… Choking down that TV dinner. Birthday Betsy is not too happy. Perhaps it’s her aversion to those frozen meals on a tray, first introduced in the 1950s to help busy “housewives.” Living through some warped alter ego, Kat Leon is no modest housewife, thrashing the house—and those freezer-burned bites—in Holy Wars’ latest video, directed by Erin Naifeh, for new single “TV Dinner,” off the band’s debut full length album, Eat It Up / Spit It Out, out this summer.
Following previous single “Little Godz,” on “TV Dinner,” Holy Wars continue poking the core of social injustices, the consumption of twisted truths, and the “American Dream,” and whatever that means these days.
“I wanted to write a song that conveys the message ‘we are what we eat’ and at times regurgitate mindlessly, touching upon brainwashing, misogyny, social injustice, a masked religion, the empty promise of an American Dream, and death of the paid artist where art and music is valued by a ‘like’ on a fleeting app,” says Leon, who also also pays homage to her late parents, singing Dad was an auto mechanic, Mom was a tarot reader, I got blue blood in the veins, sick heart, we got a bleeder. “I was inspired to write this message as everyday we consume what is given to us via all media—news, social apps, television, and yes, food.”