Austin, Texas-based Heartless Bastards have shared a brand new visual to accompany their first digital single in 5 years, “Revolution.” The song was originally released only on Bandcamp at first, where proceeds were donated to the ACLU. Now, the song is out everywhere. The timely visual shines with a message of inner power in the face of current chaos surrounding us.
Lead vocalist, Erika Wennerstrom, explains the new video’s purpose and says:
“I wanted to release “Revolution” before the election, to serve as a reminder of what’s important in life: love and compassion for yourself and your fellow man. We have to fight fear with love. I think there’s a lot of bullshit out there that is peddled to sway people one way or the other. I feel people know what’s right in their hearts. It’s a call to not look the other way.
For the video, I had an idea of having a surreal living room image in the salt flats. It’s a statement on how our excess commercial culture and system create a competitive climb to the top. We all struggle to get ahead so we don’t get left far behind. Very little life can live in the salt flats and I thought it helped symbolize the direction of environment if we don’t come together and wake up. I couldn’t get to the salt flats and the idea of a green screen came to mind. Sam Douglas and David Hartstein took this idea to a whole other level. The green screen went from what was initially just being unable to get to the salt flats to far beyond what I’d imagined. It really captured the song so much more.”