After releasing their new single “Knives, Guns & Bed” last Friday, Rare Americans have now shared the track’s official music video.
“‘Knives, Guns & Bed’ is a song about an ambivalent, love-hate relationship,” explained frontman James Priestner. “As the lyric goes, the couple questions each other’s commitment, they go for the throat, but at the end of the day neither of them are willing to throw in the towel and give up on each other.” He also added, “The song has a bit of a ‘Clash’ vibe to it. There’s a nice mixture of both acoustic and electric guitars, sultry vocal delivery from featured Vancouver artist Clare Twiddy, paired with my screams in the chorus.”
For the video, Rare Americans animated the rivalry between the US and China.
The band elaborated, “We decided to add a twist with the video and feature the love affair that the USA and China seem to have with one another. We personified the countries with a female Eagle (USA) and a giant murdering Panda Bear (China). They both don’t give a damn about their people, instead they are blinded by their obsession in taking one another down.”
Check it out:
Stream the track here.
The band will be releasing their new album Rare Americans 2 this March.