Wednesday 14 August 2019

Mystery Jets - Screwdriver (Official Video)

Mystery Jets - Screwdriver (Official Video)

Following last week's very welcomed return, Mystery Jets have today shared their new video to latest single Screwdriver. Lead singer Blaine Harrison says of the song, "Screwdriver is about the mechanics of intolerance. Looking back at times of economic instability in history, we see how easily deep chasms grow in society and the population seeks change wherever it is most convincingly promised. Conflict arises as cultures and belief systems clash, unwilling to accept one another’s place in society, because we are fed the rhetoric that our neighbours are those responsible for our problems: then inevitably nationalism once more raises its ugly head above the parapet. But whereas political agendas fuel divisiveness, music unites and reminds us of all that we have in common. The message of Screwdriver is not a pessimistic one - because perhaps faced with confrontation we can find understanding, and even maybe learn how to listen to, and love one another".

Looking set to capture this, and achieved in fine detail, video director Henry Dean set about showcasing the different sections of society in the UK. "The Screwdriver video is about showing the proximity of love and anger in our society" he explains. "No matter how aggressive and broken down we feel within our own little factions, we can always overcome it through tenderness, together. In other words, tumult can always be overcome by the love within is all.”. It wraps around the narrative of the song, that in order to overcome adversity, you have to “Fight Them With Love. Take a watch for yourselves below.

Live Dates
05 Nov Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
06 Nov The Mill, Birmingham
07 Nov Waterfront, Norwich
09 Nov 2Q Festival, Lincoln
10 Nov The Riverside, Newcastle
11 Nov The Caves, Edinburgh
12 Nov Oran Mor, Glasgow
14 Nov Academy 2, Manchester
15 Nov The Wardrobe, Leeds
16 Nov The Welly, Hull
18 Nov Concorde 2, Brighton
19 Nov Bristol Trinity, Bristol

20 Nov O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


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