Collapsing Scenery have released a video for their newest song Metaphysical Cops.
Written by singer Reggie Debus, the song was inspired by Harpers Magazine article Straight Man’s Burden. The article, which was published in 2010 brought forth the unjust treatment of the Ugandan LBGT community.
The song gives voice to two opposing narrators: a young man who experiences his homosexuality as a communion with the divine, and a traditionally religious voice that perceives gayness as a sort of demonic possession. The accompanying video, realized by Collapsing Scenery multi-instrumentalist and sound artist Don De Vore, reflects the tension within the song through visual abstraction and disorientation.
To coincide with the video release, Collapsing Scenery announces “Metaphysical Cops” a Video Installation event this Thursday April 16th at D&F Gallery in NYC. A one night event, the installation is complete with ice sculptures, experimental performances and live music. Click here for event details.
Watch the video below…