One World Government – Souls For Robots

Phoenix trailblazing band One World Government has just released an unbelievable video for their stand out single “Souls For Robots”, off their “Self Titled” album!

The ultra meaningful video starts with a man stepping off his vehicle to raise a construction/propaganda sign on behalf of what seems to be a mind-control corporation, as he then drives off. It then unfolds with eye-opening truths and plays with the idea that we are all dependent on technology, seemingly living a virtual, empty life.

A daughter who lost her father, is depicted feeling insecure and researching how to “plastically” enhance her features, while looking for love, as her dad’s ghost looks on and tries to stop her doing it. As she fails to capture the superficial love she seeks, she then resorts to self harming, since she realises she’s quickly loosing grip. There’s other characters and intertwining stories in this impressive video, which ultimately ends with a guy collapsing on the floor, with people around him walking past, hooked to their gadgets, completely unbothered, as if they’d lost their already fragile humanity, to a life dictated by technology and virtual reality… We don’t want to reveal the whole plot and spoil it for you, as the video goes much, much deeper, but if you haven’t yet watched it, then you definitely need to!

What I like the most about “Souls For Robots”, is that it is a brutal yet subtle attack, on where humanity is heading and how we now live pretty much like robots, hence the single’s title.

Having been compared to Pink Floyd and Rush, One Word Government is carrying the torch for what was previously started by their peers. The song and video have an extremely important meaning which is getting more relevant by the day. If there’s also a main message which applies to anyone who is watching, it has be: ‘be kind to each other out there guys’… and put your damn phones away!

 

Billyed – New Day

Another European band finds it itself once again at the forefront of the rock music scene as Swedish ensemble Billyed fronted by Edvin Sandström releases “New Day”, a bold and compassionate boardwalk punk single by the creative group.

The opening lyrics “They pinned my heart, it’s tearing me apart, I left you twice but I don’t know why” set the tone and pace for the rest of this exceptional piece. Bursting with rich guitars sounds, “New Day” boasts a textured composition, supported by the frontman’s passionate and conscious delivery as the talented set takes you on an enjoyable ride with chords and melodies that seep into your brain, allowing you to get lost in a comforting execution from the Swedish gang.

The band’s also released an impressive music video for the single, which to some may be reminiscent of some of Radiohead’s earlier visual work. The single is off their cohesive debut album titled “The Road We Call Life” which is a reflection of the same, depicting the many ups and downs, frustrations and joys, hopes and despairs, as the group highlights life’s mysterious contradictions and everlasting battles between struggles and love.

“New Day” is an inspiring and heartfelt track with nurturing lyrics, ideal to play in your car as you drive to work, or at home while you lounge in the sofa with a beer or coffee, whichever you prefer… My point is that it sounds great and the quality of their sound is enjoyable enough for many repeated listens. Sung with intent and emotion, the single is up there with some of the best mainstream work from bands such as Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Stereophincs and more… Furthermore, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Billyed is equally great to watch live. Their dynamic, execution and delivery is begging for live shows!

We promise that if you’re into boardwalk punk/indie and alternative rock then you won’t be disappointed!

… What are you waiting for? Just press play!

 

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