'Faces in the Sky' now has a video to match this haunting dystopian track..
The first track on Ruts DC‘s recent studio album ‘Counterculture?‘ now has an excellent video to go with it – ‘Faces in the Sky‘ introduces the listener to the dystopian world which is happening right now! With an almost hip-hop beat from the drums of Dave Ruffy, this powerful song harks back to earlier Ruts’ material, sung with robotic overtones by bassist and vocalist John ‘Segs’ Jennings: “Haven’t we been through this? Most of you people are fucking clueless. Let’s send a word to the wise. I don’t feel the fear when I go outside”.
Produced by Graham Trott, the video is the perfect accompaniment to the song. Segs as ‘MC’ illustrating the lyrics with his hands and facial expressions, while a lone figure makes her way through the streets, never far from the surveillance cameras..
With background elements of ‘The Matrix’, and the digitisation of people’s faces, the video candidly portrays how AI is able to capture you.. Leigh Heggarty‘s cracking guitar solo towards the end of the song is featured in close-up, and no, I still don’t know how he creates such impassioned sounds!
Even better – your have another chance to catch this great live band playing ‘Faces in the Sky‘ and more before the year is out – starting on Thursday, Ruts DC tour the UK and Ireland.
Grab your tickets to a venue near you!
Main Photo Credit: RUTH RAE
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‘Usually found jumping around down the front at gigs, I also relish taking photos and videos, singing, speaking with fellow music fans, and asking musicians the questions nobody else does Writing about my favourite bands and connecting with people who love music too keeps me more-or-less sane I’ve worked for over 25 years at a video production company, mainly filming live music events, therefore I have an additional backstage perspective!’