The Essex boys have finally unleashed the hectic music video for their latest single Revolution, which Jordan Cardy describes to be “about life as a young person growing up in a post-Brexit Britain”.
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The track was recorded at The Beastie Boys’ studio in New York and upholds that chaotic blend of punk and hip hop that The Beastie Boys pioneered so brilliantly for decades. The lyrics of the track are absolutely riddled with frustration “I was alright til they took me off my medication, started slagging of my generation, and I don’t know why” and juxtaposed with an underlying sense of uncertainty. The track immediately resonates with its listener as it touches upon those paranoias and frustrations that we all carry.
The video sees the Essex outfit undergo a rebellious journey: smashing car windows with baseball bats, crashing cars into one another, going to the local Tesco and skating through a RING OF FIRE! Scum is back again, as Cardy progresses the narrative he began with the Get Over It video last year.
Can’t wait to see what’s to come, as that hotly anticipated album is become increasingly ready to drop. The boys embark on their biggest tour thus far in the coming months, you’d be a fool to miss the carnage that is bound to ensue.
25 Glasgow O2 ABC
26 Leeds University Union
27 Newcastle University
28 Stoke Sugarmill
29 Oxford O2 Academy
01 Norwich Waterfront
02 Birmingham O2 Institute
03 Bristol Bierkeller
05 Manchester Academy
06 London Roundhouse
Tickets for all dates are still available here
Words by Ben Davies
featured image courtesy of DIY Magazine