VIDEO NEWS: Bob Vylan Release Video For New Single ‘Wicked & Bad’
Bob Vylan have revealed a video for their new single Wicked & Bad, taken from their recently released album Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life.
“Wicked and Bad is a mosh pit, festival ready banger and when we were thinking about what the video would look like we just knew it had to be shot in Jamaica, and having complete creative control and being in complete control of the budget, we were able to just get up and do exactly that!” the band comments.
“With the track being heavily influenced by jungle music and the roots of that music being in reggae and dancehall, we wanted to pay homage to that and go back to where it started. It’s also where I (Bobby) have familial roots with my father being born in Jamaica, it just made perfect sense. There’s also an element of doing something not everybody can do. We’ve never seen a punk band go to Jamaica and shoot a music video with an all local crew and we’re able to do that on our own dime through our own record label, there’s power in that.
“I (Bobby) reached out to Yannick Reid who is an incredible director in Jamaica and works with Koffee, Protoje, Lila Ike to name a few, he loved the track and came back with a vision that matched perfectly with what we were thinking, even down to the DIY flame thrower which is a cultural staple of dancehalls in Jamaica, it just fits with the song perfectly. We used a completely local crew and I styled the outfits. Being a jungle type of track I knew I had to pull out some vintage Moschino pieces which were popular in the UK jungle raves back in the day.
“It’s the focus track from the new album so we knew it had to make an impact when we released it and this video helps us do just that!”
Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life is out now via the band’s own label Ghost Theatre, available to purchase HERE.
See Bob Vylan live at one of the following dates later this year:
Mon 25th – NOTTINGHAM – Rough Trade
Wed 27th – BRISTOL – Rough Trade
Thu 28th – EAST LONDON – Rough Trade
Mon 9th – RAMSGATE – Music Hall
Tue 10th – TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Forum
Wed 11th – HASTINGS – Crypt
Sun 15th – OXFORD – Bullingdon
Mon 16th – MILTON KEYNES – The Craufurd Arms
Tue 17th – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach
Wed 18th – EXETER – Cavern
Thu 19th – SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners
Sat 21st – BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute 3
Tue 24th – MANCHSTER – Club Academy
Thu 26th – LONDON – Underworld
Mon 30th – GLASGOW – Òran Mór
Thu 2nd – CAMBRIDGE – Portland Arms
Tickets are on sale HERE.