On Wednesday, Blondie’s new for the track “Doom or Destiny” was released. Co-starring rock and roll icon Joan Jett, the clip is a politically charged effort, with the two singers portraying news anchors as various apocalyptic things go on all around them.
Here’s the video, which was directed by Bob Roth:
“We wanted to comment on the bizarre state of media and news in the current political ‘idiocracy’ we are watching play out in real time and create our own news channel that dealt with current issues such as the environmental collapse, fossil fuels, bee population decline, global warming, sexism, patriarchy, Trump and Russia, feminism, consumerism, the marketing of war and more,” saidHarry in a statement with the video’s premiere.
Said Blondie’s Chris Stein:
“In trying times we try harder. Politics have become the new pop culture phenomena, but it seems the current landscape of music videos has so little to do with true protest or some kind of social message. It can be truthful, but irreverent, fun and funny. The punk style protest is somewhat removed from today’s modern music.”
“Blondie – Debbie, Chris, Clem and everybody have been my friends for more decades than I care to admit. They have their own style and were pioneers of the modern age of punk and rock. I am so proud to have been invited to contribute to ‘Doom or Destiny’, I love the music and I love the message.”