Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are coming in hot with their new music, following their anthem ‘Crowbar’ they unveiled ‘Anxiety’ a ballad about the trials and testimonies of living with anxiety and the effect it has on you.
Since then, the band has now released the music video for Anxiety and it’s a scarily realistic look into the reality that many of us are living.
Set in the interface of an iPhone, the whole music video follows the journey through someone scrolling through Instagram on the hashtag “#abetterplaceforyouandme” which is one of the lyrics. Whilst scrolling pictures and videos appear on the screen, some are just people posting normal pictures, others are people explaining how they deal with anxiety and in between there are brief intervals of the band performing the song live on stage to give the sense of it also being a music video whilst simultaneously spreading awareness of the dangers that social media can have on our mental health.
Looking deeper into the music video it reflects on the unhealthy relationship many people have with social media, especially sites like Instagram which have been notoriously hailed for having negative effects on an individual’s mental health. But as shown in the video, the band is creating a safe space in this interface that allows fans to connect with one another and not feel the pressures of living up to an online persona or a falsified filter.
The track is taken from their new album ‘End Of Suffering’, due for release next month.
They’ll be hitting up a number of in-store and live dates following their release, all of which are listed below:
02 Banquet, Kingston (New Slang)
04 Sheffield, Record Junkee – 1pm
04 Nottingham, Rough Trade – 7pm
05 Leeds, Crash Records (Brudenell Social Club)
06 Marlborough, Sound Knowledge – 12pm
06 Portsmouth, Pie & Vinyl (signing only) – 3.30pm
07 London, Rough Trade, Village Underground
09 Watford, Colosseum