VIDEO NEWS: SKYND Release Video For New Single ‘Robert Hansen’
SKYND have released a video for their new track Robert Hansen, the first to be taken from Chapter V of their EP series.
“I was surprised not many people talk about Robert Hansen, the “Butcher Baker”. I personally consider him one of the most evil serial killers in American history.” says SKYND. “He not only had a high victim count, he literally hunted his victims in the woods like wild animals sometimes. I can’t think of any other serial killer who’s done that to the extent that Hansen did. That’s why I had an urge to write about it. The hunting, the run run run seemed logical to use because the mental image I had while writing the song with Father, was a young girl running barefoot though the forest.”
The video was directed by film maker PR Brown, who adds, “Robert Hansen was a particularly twisted monster. For the video we explored an uncomfortable space through the lens of watching a baker at work. His violence was too brutal to show or frankly glorify, so we expressed through yeast and powder. We filmed the forest while it was snowing and it was not lost on any of us just how cold his victims must have been. Alaska must have been a thousand times worse, surviving only on adrenaline as the women were set loose like game. Skynd delivered a haunting portrayal as the voice in their head. This video and the whole process stands out to me as one of the more difficult to shoot but maybe one of the most rewarding in terms of the finished piece. Run, run, run.”
SKYND have also announced a run of UK headline shows, see them live at the following dates:
Tue 28th – BIRMINGHAM – Institute 2
Wed 29th – GLASGOW – St Luke’s
Thu 30th – MANCHESTER – Academy
Fri 1st – LONDON – Koko
Tickets are on general sale from 10am on Friday 11th August.
You can also see them headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage this Thursday (10th) at Bloodstock Festival.