Irish-born, indie artist, Somebody’s Child returns with the provoking visuals for his brilliant single, “Jungle.”
The video is directed by Auto • Mat, a creative collective led by Alba Fernandez and Danilo Zambrano. Speaking of the visuals, the collective explains,
“The visuals for Jungle offer a glimpse into a dystopian society: a totalitarian government has full control over their citizens. The tyrannical leaders of this fictional world deem strong emotions dangerous, unstable and a hazard to their nation. As such, they aim to censor them by any means possible. Like other couples in this world, the two main characters, Laura and Ben, are being held prisoners due to their raw feelings of love and affection for one another. They are forced to wear neck braces which monitor their emotional reactions. When triggered by unreserved emotions, the brace shocks its owner to their death.”
Somebody’s Child further explains,
“Highlighting the current political and economic climate that we’re living at the moment, we see emotions suppressed by the powers that be. We live in a dystopian, but awfully familiar future where we are stripped of our natural feelings and flaws.
“We had originally scheduled the release of this video for Brexit day, on October 31st, to make a point. That is, first and foremost, that far too many of today’s leaders seem to be utterly incapable of offering any meaningful sense of direction to their citizens. Lo and behold, this date has been postponed yet again. The farce goes on.
“It’s important as a young generation to take action for the things that matter most. We are the future and we need leaders who see that.”
Jungle is available now, on all digital platforms.
13 Nov – The Old Blue Last, London @ The Great Escape Festival First Fifty
w/ Oscar Lang, Molly Payton & Amber Van Day [tickets]