Fuck the Facts recently released the single, ‘Dropping Like Flies‘, as well as an accompanying music video. ‘Dropping Like Flies‘ takes shots at society’s action, or rather inaction, towards drug addiction. The lyrics paint the reality of the dystopian landscape in which society has left people suffering from addiction to their own devices. The musical atmosphere is a full on assault to the senses which brings the severity and urgency of the issue front and center. The intensity of the vocals denotes the passion of wanting the issue to be addressed in a real and meaningful way. However, make no mistake, there is certainly no backing down here. Above all, FTF delivered a thought provoking, passionate song about an issue we all need to stop avoiding, Bravo. Here’s what Topon Das had to say about the music video for ‘Dropping Like Flies‘:
“His unique approach to making videos has always been inspiring to us and we’ve always given him carte blanche (just watch our video for “Everywhere Yet Nowhere”). For the “Dropping Like Flies” video Dave manages to give the viewer an uncomfortable and satirical look at the devastating opioid epidemic. Highlighting just how much this issue is not taken seriously enough.”
Here’s what Director David Hall had to say:
“The main inspiration for the video for “Dropping Like Flies” came directly from Mel’s lyrics. She eloquently sings about addiction as an epidemic and society’s response: “help isn’t on the way.” I wanted to present a vision of hopelessness, the brutal ravaging of addiction, the pervasiveness of prescription meds, the economic forces that conspire, and show some faces not commonly presented as addicts: white people, senior citizens, the middle and upper class. Addiction transcends all demographics. God sends flies to wounds he should heal. Pills rain down from heaven.”
The music video certainly does an excellent job painting that picture. As a result, the videos gives the song a gripping visual that certainly does it justice. ‘Dropping Like Flies‘ is off their album, ‘Pleine Noirceur’. You can watch the music video for ‘Dropping Like Flies‘ down below. Afterwards make sure you hit up your favorite music service so you can discover more music by these artists! As always, if you like what you hear then let’s keep good music coming by supporting these artists. Remember to follow the artist and spread the word! Artists Links below.