Fellow Robot have unveiled the stunning visual component of their new single, “Golden Man.” The music video, which debuted on American Pancake, features the band performing in a desolate post-apocalyptic world, at a derelict settlement inhabited by a small family trying to get by. American Pancake called the video “poetic, beautiful, phosphorus decay.”
Lead singer Anthony Pedroza had this to say about the video: “‘Golden Man’ was written and recorded with my son, Desmond, on my lap as the world around us went crazy. This song was written as a reminder to myself that even in the worst of times there is always something to be grateful for. No matter how shitty and pessimistic we feel about the climate around us, everything we need isn’t far from reach.”
“The video the band and I created takes the most extreme conceivable version of despair, the post-apocalyptic wasteland so common to media that you can imagine it without any aid from me- but uses it instead as the setting of a family… just being a family,” says director Stimson Snead. “The problems of siblings fighting and yet loving each other. Enjoying a meal together and indulging in a little fandom. To us it is a post- apocalypse, but to them it’s a life, and a good one. Those simple loves, simple joys, can persist in spite of horror, and that optimism is a message a lot of people need.”
Fellow Robot released their debut album The Robot’s Guide to Music Vol. 1 earlier in the year, and have recently partnered with Seattle imprint Donut Sounds to release the album on vinyl. The band celebrated the vinyl release with a packed show at Fingerprints in Long Beach. Fans can order The Robot’s Guide to Music Vol. 1 on vinyl here.
The follow-up album, The Robot’s Guide to Music Vol. 2 is expected to see an early 2019 release and will feature the recently released “Cemetery Song” and “Golden Man,” among others. To stay current with all things Fellow Robot be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.