Joywave has released an incredibly powerful new video for their new single, “Like A Kennedy,” The clip sees the Rochester-based band staging a surreal reenactment of the infamous Zapruder film, the shocking assassination played out on repeat in a seemingly endless hyperloop akin to our own unstoppable pattern of gun violence.
Joywave founder and vocalist Daniel Armbruster has this to say about the new video and I think we can all agree with his statement….
“Nobody is surprised by the violence and no action is taken each time that it occurs. The violence is allowed to just continue and continue and continue. Obviously, that is very relevant to where we’re at now. Every time there’s another mass shooting, all these people die, and you know, thoughts and prayers. And nothing changes.”
“I think a lot of people will probably try to fit this song into some type of political narrative,” says Armbruster “but that’s really not the point. It’s a song about complete exhaustion and media burnout. It’s an anti-chaos song. Every screen you walk by DEMANDS your attention. Everything is BREAKING NEWS in all caps. It’s a really difficult time to think about the mundane small-scale things that have been the focus of human existence until very recently. I don’t think people should check out, but I think it’s beneficial to at least zoom out and not take the bait every time. It feels like everything is designed to keep us enraged 24 hours a day. We deserve a little sanity.”
Watch Like A Kennedy below: