Berlin’-based post-punk act Errorr has unveiled its video for “Servant”, the title track from the project’s upcoming debut EP, which is set for release on the 15th of September via Anomic Records.
Driven by a beguiling bassline, “Servant” is ensnaring with its danceable melody and sensual vocals while at the same time exploring the concept of political power. Perhaps being used as a metaphor on how the state seduces the masses with propaganda, “Servant” soothes with and placates with its contrastingly overbearing lyrics, highlighting just how easy those at the top of the political hierarchy can attain and keep control.
“The lyrics are not related to any specific country or government but rather a fictional vision of a decadent society. With that said, inspiration often comes from something real. Governmental power abuse is real in many countries” Leonard explains.
The video was filmed in Greece and shows a masked woman in a Victorian dress dancing carelessly on the stairs of an empty street.
“We filmed this video exactly a year ago, it was August last summer, in my home town Thessaloniki. I knew immediately that I wanted to film this on those specific stairs of that narrow street” says Olga Karatzioti-B. who is the director of the video. “If you listen to the lyrics they definitely remind us of George Orwell’s 1984, so I wanted to use a dystopian scenery similar to the one I was picturing outside of Winston Smith’s four walls while reading the book. Recreate that coldness and loneliness. Besides, being alone in empty streets was and is not far from our current reality.”
Watch the video for “Servant” below:
Errorr is the personal creative outlet of Swedish musician Leonard Kaage, also known throughout the international music scene as the guitar player and producer of The Underground Youth. Evolving since its inception, the project has developed into a 4-piece that incorporates a broad sonic palette across its oeuvre culling the best elements of noise-rock, post-punk, and shoegaze.
The new EP was recorded and played solely by Kaage in his basement studio in Friedrichshain in 2019, whenever he found time in between recording and touring with other bands around Europe, Asia and the US. After a few months of creating, the characteristic sound of Errorr took shape. Loud guitars and fuzzy bass supported by straight-forward drum beats. Leonard’s voice cuts through the mighty wall of beautiful noise with messages about social injustice.
In addition to the EP, the band is already working on their debut album, which is scheduled to be released in summer 2022.
Meanwhile, Errorr’s Servant EP is out on the 15th of September 2021
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