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Benjamin Booker airs double video, ‘The Future is Slow Coming’

Booker plays a big slot at Latitude Festival this July.

Benjamin Booker has combined two tracks from his debut album into one emotional juggernaut of a video, ‘The Future is Slow Coming’.

Bringing together ‘Slow Coming’ and ‘Wicked Waters’, Booker also navigates two distinct but eerily similar passages in history - Deep South segregation from the past and the currently racial storm sweeping America, post-Ferguson.

“We’ve all got iPhones and are talking about taking people to Mars, but look at how much we haven’t changed. The ‘future,’ a time when all this violence and hatred is looked at as barbaric seemed so far away to me,” Booker told NPR.

Director James Lees says: “Contemporary issues that the video references are repetitions of events we have watched happen many times before.”

Watch the new Benjamin Booker video below.

Benjamin Booker will play Latitude Festival (16th-19th July), where DIY is an Official Media Partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.

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