BLACK OUT + GET RICH X PEASANTBOYS
We will always be around to talk about the new PEASANTBOYS, it's never as quickly as they would like but we get around to it. Like most of the thriving talent from Tacoma they have a vision they are unwilling to waiver for the sake of onlookers. For their latest visual they performed a 2 for 1 act and enlisted one of Washington's most talked about videographers YUNGTADA to assist with the visuals.
Black Out, the first half of the video, is filmed in what looks like a church and the PeasantBoys are standing on some elevated platforms with organ pipes behind them. The vibes feel like two turnt up Catholic alter boys headbanging in front of traditional stain glass. The visual is intriguing and although it feels a little slower than the song, in terms of scenery, it still fits the aesthetic of the song.
Get Rich is the second half and a bit more conceptual. The transition from one visual to the next is personally my favorite part of the visual overall. It almost lost me for a second and I barely felt or noticed the song switch. It isn't until the infamously catchy bar "I need me enough paper to cop me a Lotus - I won't cop a Lotus..." that I knew for sure we were listening to 'Get Rich'. That first verse by Jai/Josh is one for the archives - it really embodies the spirit of the song and the song certainly encompasses the spirit of the PeasantBoys they want to get rich on their own terms. They are here for the art but are hippie enough to miss that the point is to be able to provide and-then-some off of their lyrical and creative talents. I like the video but it is fixed like stone in my head that JRM should be the one directing and producing the visuals. I have seen his skill level and understand that with focus and advancement in post-production that their vision could come across much more potent with his hand guiding the mouse. None of that is to discredit the amazing work that YUNGTADA does because his influence is not to be downplayed - he is a beacon of light to the talent here but JRM has a very particular vision that PeasantBoys' fans should get to see brought to life. Both of these songs were favorites on the scene 2 years ago when the project dropped with Raul on the production and we are more than grateful that some spotlighting was reserved for filming purposes. Content rules all and the PeasantBoys know that but strategy is key to a two man collective with such a specific vision for how they want their art to be digested. It is asking quite a bit of them to design, produce and present their art but the way it will be perceived is certainly worth it. If you have not played the full length from 2 years ago. Take a step back in time and then come back to the future. 'Things Are Changing' is available now on Spotify and where else you stream your thoughts from - go and engage.