VIDEO NEWS: Asylums Release Video For ‘Who Writes Tomorrows Headlines?’
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Asylums have released a video for their new single Who Writes Tomorrows Headlines?, taken from their forthcoming album Genetic Cabaret.
“Who Writes Tomorrows Headlines? is about the puppet masters, those ominous figures that are pulling the strings and manipulating our narrative in the surveillance capitalism age,” explains frontman Luke Branch.
“The video started out as an answer to the question posed by the song’s title,” explains video director Andrew Delaney. “We believe that events drive headlines, no matter how much they may be misreported. So we started thinking about the impact of people power, the history of direct action from the Suffragettes to the Vietnam War protests, from CND to Black Lives Matter. Agit pop and openly political art became key to our aesthetic, Barbara Kruger and the See Red Women’s Workshop via Andy Warhol and Gilbert & George.
“All of this was ace but because of the lockdown, filming the band was problematic. So we built our own outdoor studio, hung big white backdrops between trees, and filmed the band in front of them. Finally, we used some of the lyrics as slogans where they felt pertinent or poetic. Popular movements and people power can change the world for the better – they’re the only things that ever have.”
Genetic Cabaret is due for release on 17th July 2020 via Cool Thing Records, available to pre-order HERE.