Following the release of new single ‘Screwdriver’ last week, Mystery Jets have shared a video for the absolutely-bloody-massive track.
The song is the first single from the group’s forthcoming sixth album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’, set for release on 27th September.
“Screwdriver is about the mechanics of intolerance,” explains frontman Blaine Harrison of the song. “Looking back at times of economic instability in history, we see how easily deep chasms grow in society and the population seeks change wherever it is most convincingly promised. Conflict arises as cultures and belief systems clash, unwilling to accept one another’s place in society, because we are fed the rhetoric that our neighbours are those responsible for our problems: then inevitably nationalism once more raises its ugly head above the parapet. But whereas political agendas fuel divisiveness, music unites and reminds us of all that we have in common. The message of Screwdriver is not a pessimistic one - because perhaps faced with confrontation we can find understanding, and even maybe learn how to listen to, and love one another.”
Video director Henry Dean adds: “The Screwdriver video is about showing the proximity of love and anger in our society. No matter how aggressive and broken down we feel within our own little factions, we can always overcome it through tenderness, together. In other words, tumult can always be overcome by the love within is all.”
Mystery Jets tour the UK from early November.
5 Cambridge Junction
6 Birmingham Mill
7 Norwich Waterfront
10 Newcastle Riverside
11 Edinburgh Caves
12 Glasgow Oran Mor
14 Manchester Academy 2
15 Leeds Wardrobe
16 Hull Welly
18 Brighton Concorde 2
19 Bristol Trinity
20 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Watch ‘Screwdriver’ below.
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