After dropping their new single, ‘Fabled World‘, political punk rockers Anti-Flag have followed it up with a lyric video.
‘Fabled World‘ comes from the band’s forthcoming tenth studio album, ‘American Spring‘, which will drop on May 22nd for us through Spinefarm Records. The band had this to say regarding the idea and message behind the new song:
“We went to Ukraine and Russia in the midst of their conflict and left feeling more resolute than ever regarding the core principal of Anti-Flag; the belief that average citizens of this world have similar hopes and dreams and have much more in common with each other than the politicians of their countries.
We had a Russian shoot this footage and an American place the text. Co-directed by people who our politicians and media paint as the other, the enemy. Be it Bush, Obama, or Putin, politicians who turn to war over diplomacy are a failure to the people of their nation and the people of the world.
This song was inspired by the failure of the Obama era. One that produced record profits for the corporate elite of America at the expense of everyone else. One that peddles the false notion that drones strikes not only keep us safe, but will bring us peace. This is an era of fables: an unjust legal system, a national surveillance state, attacks on whistler blowers, police who not only only break the law but do so with impunity, inequality at every turn. We live in an era where the American dream is more out of reach for an increasing number of young Americans, often because of the color of their skin, and more than often based on the depth of their family’s pocket book. It doesn’t have to be this way and we can change it. Kicking corporations out of our politics would be a good first step.”
You can check out the lyric video, which is coupled with live footage from their appearance at the 2014 Sziget Festival, for the progressive punk rock anthem below.