May 25, 2021 | 11:36 in the morning and
Danny Elfman released a new song, “Insects”, accompanied by a psychedelic music video. A revision of the original Oingo Boingo track of the same name can be seen Great Chaos, his new album from June 11th.
The founder of Oingo Boingo updated the track in 1982 with new lyrics that inspired the politics of our time. “Old white men, they’re back in power again,” he said. “They absorb all the power and pride / They leave us under anesthesia / They try to lootomize.”
In a statement, Elfman shared the background behind “Insects”. He explained,
“At the start of 2020 I was preparing a live show for Coachella. I was looking for old Boingo songs connected to the dystopian nightmare that I knew myself at that hour of the hour living in America. As I played the different songs I thought ‘Insects’ meant something. Who are the ‘Insects,’ the blood suckers now? It’s clear to me – they’re all coming together in Washington and as breastfeeding progresses. a reasonable sense of reality from our brains. “
With the direction of Sam and Andy Rolfes, the trippy “Insect” clip is made in VR with “80 contoured creatures.” Sam Rolfes said the video was intended to represent “a relentless digital crowd of information and virtual noise” that is slowly taking our mind from waking up. Check it out below.
For the most part, Great Chaos an 18-track double-album that saw Elfman address “four years of creeping fascism and civil decay.” Preliminary orders goes on, and you can check out the artwork and tracklist HERE.
Now Elfman is new Office has partnered he will replace his singing role of Jack Skellington with a live-to-film concert experience with Tim Burton The Nightmare Before Christmas, where he composed the music, lyrics, and score. It will take place at the Banc at California Stadium in Los Angeles on Oct. 29. Tickets are available HERE, and you can find deals HERE once they sell.