Continuing our series where bands tell us about their new videos/songs, today we have Nico from electronic pop act FUCK ART, LET’S DANCE! Telling us all about their new video ‘We’re Manicals!’which you can watch below. The track is taken from their debut album Atlas, released on 28th April 2014 via Audiolith. Here’s what he said about it:
‘We’re Manicals!’ represents the state of our young generation of drugged out youths – a transformation of our state of mind and the inability to avoid the resulting hazardous consequences encasing us over and over again.
This song has a dark atmosphere and we wanted to recreate the mood of it with a video that is eery, creepy and claustrophobic. We didn’t want anything that had to do with running through a forest, beach or city as we’ve seen that a lot lately!
I’m studying theology at university and we were all watching lots of 80s horror flicks, so we decided on a setting which involved religious motifs and hellish creatures.
We actually wanted the video to have more blood and gore but that didn’t really work out.
The video starts with a lonely chapel in the middle of nowhere, a place that suggests to provide shelter but there are dark secrets lurking inside. my bandmates have taken the role of the refugees entering a room where a sermon is held. I was playing the priest, who orders them to sit down.
At first, everything seems normal, but when the pills are given out and consequently being consumed, the transformation begins. this symbolises the first step of becoming different. uncontrollable. a man gets killed and eaten alive. the dreadful creatures coming closer and closer to get the rest of the survivors. Another man dies, his leg ripped off his body. A scene that we had to shoot over and over again – we had to laugh so many times until we got a decent shot.
The last refugee encounters his evil twin and wakes up from this “dream”, sitting once again inside the chapel listening to the sermon and finally takes the “pill” himself. this represents our lack of power to withstand mind altering hallucinogens even though we know what could happen
when we take them.
Our music video is a homage to 80’s horror/splatter movies and we’re really proud of how it turned out to be. I hope you’ll like it as much as we do!”
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