The Nursery Address The Fragility Of Life In “Radium Girls”

“Radium radium girls / Grinning and dying young”

Still from The Nursery – Radium Girls (Official Music Video)

Canadian trio The Nursery taps into the fragility of our existence in new single “Radium Girls” where they reminds us how easily and unexpectedly we could meet our own endings. Inspired by the documentary Radium City, which recounted the story of women who died of radium poisoning during the 1920s, the video features three women who waltz with death in gory glamour at the hospital. The track is a cinematic alternative rock piece that has a playful edginess to it as the trio muses on the past and our own susceptibility towards mortality:

In their own words, “‘Radium Girls’ came about as a modern cautionary tale, using these historical figures as analogies to universal life experiences. It’s easy to look back, laugh and think it couldn’t happen to us. But our lives are being taken advantage of at almost every turn these days.”

The track is from their upcoming sophomore record Candy + Gloom, which will be out soon.