Just wanted to send through the new Single Mothers’ video for “Patricide”.
The video for Patricide / Feel Shame follows a particularly devious cult leader as he guides his flock through their final sacrament. Furthermore, it explores the idea of feeling lost or directionless, and how the need for belonging and validation can lead to potentially dangerous groupthink. I have always been fascinated by cults; specifically how cult leaders can create a power dynamic so one-sided they can lead people to their own deaths, willingly. Conceptually, the video explores the abuse of trust and power that are emblematic of different leaders associated with various institutions. In Patricide / Feel Shame, Patricide represents the cult leader’s outsider views – which he presents to his flock – while Feel Shame represents his inner thoughts, serving as the mantra that powers his ruthlessness.
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The band will perform at various festivals this summer, including Pitchfork Music Festival, Pukkelpop, Reading Festival and Leeds Festival.