Children Collide are releasing their fourth album Time Itself on August 27th and today they’ve debuted the video clip for the single ‘Man of the People’. Great guitar sound on the track too – thick and crunchy like Cobain’s distortion pedal on a desert field trip with Kyuss, playing Sabbath covers.
Man of the People erupts with all the hallmarks of Children Collide – riffs that can set entire fields into a seismic bounce, churning bass lines and walloping drums. “Originally titled Dark Bird this was an instrumental I’d written just after Monument. I pulled it out, dusted it off and wrote lyrics in New York at the height of the Trump presidency. I was having a bit of a rock bottom moment personally and my whole world felt like cocaine, mezcal and pathetic desperation against the backdrop of a Murdochian dystopia where the bastards had won. My reaction is always to stuff my hopelessness into an aural time capsule. I love how heavy Loren and Doug made it and the one take solo gives me anxiety when I listen back,” muses frontman Johnny Mackay of the track.
The video clip is a treat too, referencing those great late 60s/early70s German Beat Club clips you can watch on You Tube featuring MC5, CAN, Canned Heat etc. Directed by Lord Fascinator and filmed by Nico White and Dave Meagher.