Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins are still promoting their 2014 record Monument to an Elegy, and now they’ve premiered a music video for the track Drum + Fife.
Below, watch the clip, which features some children playing in the desert while the world literally explodes around them:
Said Corgan about the video, in a press release:
I asked, albeit in an allegorical way, for the video to represent what our returning soldiers are going through with PTSD, and I feel that the directors captured that with poignancy. I couldn’t be more proud of the message we’re sending that we care what happens to those that are out there hurting.
He and the Pumpkins will perform the song twice on TV this week: on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Thursday 4/2 (with Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk and the Killers‘ bassist Mark Stoermer) and acoustically on Good Morning America on Friday 4/3.