Bob Vylan have shared a brand new video for his or her observe ‘England’s Ending’ – scroll down the web page to observe it now.
The tune seems on the duo’s EP ‘We Live Here’, which was launched on June 5, 2020 and follows 2019’s ‘Dread’.
In a video on Instagram, frontman Bobby Vylan defined the tune was about “the privatisation of the NHS and the inaccessibility of affordable housing”, amongst different matters.
“It talks about the hustling mentality of people in this country, having to work multiple jobs just to survive, having to have side-hustles,” he defined. “Being trapped on this hamster wheel with this promise that ‘Everything’s sorted, don’t worry, everything’s going to be fine, you just stay on this hamster wheel and eventually you’ll get somewhere’ and then growing frustrated with that and being on that wheel and realising, ‘Fuck, I’m not getting anywhere’. I think so many people feel like that.”
He added: “It just seems like the country is ending. You wake up and you read the news and it just seems like, ‘Rah, England is ending’.”
“The country is in dire need of a fucking spanking, mate,” Bobby Vylan says firstly of the observe. “A good overhaul – get the fucking dinosaurs out.” Watch the strobe-heavy video for ‘England’s Ending’ above now.
Earlier this yr, Bob Vylan mentioned they’d been advised by a number of music business figures that ‘We Live Here’ was “too extreme”. Chatting with NME, frontman Vylan defined the opposition they’d confronted.
“If I was to meet this much resistance doing anything else and something that wasn’t so based around social commentary, then I don’t know if I would continue,” he mentioned. “Because I’d start to think maybe that what I’m doing is wrong.”
He continued: “We had been advised by one PR company that they wouldn’t work with the tune due to the observe ‘Pulled Pork’. Of their opinion, it inspired violence in opposition to the police, and whether or not it does or doesn’t is as much as the listener.
“But they were adamant that there were only a ‘few bad apples in the force’ – but that negates the fact that the whole system is built on racism and oppression. If there are only a few bad apples, where are the good apples? If they’re stood by watching, then they’re not good apples.”