Johnny Marr has shared his new 'eco-disco' single 'Armatopia' - tune in now.
The iconic guitarist returned in 2018 with his acclaimed album 'Call The Comet', a record informed by new technology and speculative fiction.
New single 'Aramtopia' picks up on these things, with Johnny Marr labelling its collision of analogue hardware and green concerns 'eco-disco'.
Johnny Marr comments: "'Armatopia' is the odd state we find the ecology and ourselves in today. Have those in control made people feel like there’s only one thing left they can do? 'We’re smoking till we burn out’, so we dance and party. It’s Eco-Disco for 2019."
Kris Rimmer directs the full video, placing Johnny Marr's songwriting in a fresh context.
The director explains:
“Johnny and I wanted to work with the idea that even when the future of a person seems bleak and uncertain, they can still choose to pursue pleasure and self-indulgence. In this case, that hedonism is embodied in our four main characters. We chose the derelict tower block to contrast their eccentricities and followed them on a journey to 'the last place on earth left open'. There seems to be something quite significant about finding romance in the last days of existence.”
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