Friday, October 27, 2017

All-American Violation

We are releasing a video for All-American Violation today.  We wanted to put it out a bit sooner, but we delayed it a few times because we did not want it to be associated with any one particular political controversy.  I decided that America in 2017 is probably not going to have a week go by without a major political controversy and that today was going to be the day regardless of what was in the news.

Yes, this song is political, but it shouldn't be attached to any one administration in particular.  It refers to a general dissatisfaction for the political, financial, religious, and social systems in my country.  This is a point in the album where anger and desperation are at their highest.  You're trying to get out, but you are boxed in.  I wrote this song with my brother, Jonathan, and he is playing on the recording of this song along with Ryan.  Despite the anger of the song, we had a great time tracking guitars in the studio for this.

The video itself consists of a few propaganda pieces of American animation, and a few other things I wove in there to convey the message further.  Between that and the lyrics on the album, you probably know most of what the song is about.  However, I'm always ready to chat with folks about this stuff when they send emails, messages, etc...

Here's the video.  I'm proud of it.  Dig it!