We’ve shared Nuke The Soup before, back in September with their song ‘Network’. Now the Maryland-based pop rockers return with their latest single, ‘Deeper’, the second single and title track from their latest album.
Frontman Mike Davison, Brian Simms (keyboards), Mike Mennell (bass), Rennie Grant and Andy Thurston on guitars, and Chester Thompson on drums continue to show the world that music is an important tool with which to spread important messages, while at the same time having fun.
‘Deeper’ continues to showcase Davison’s writing talents, and the album is immensely listenable, thanks to the band, and guest guitarist Gerry Leonard, best known for his work with David Bowie, and producers Kevin Killen, known for his work with Bowie, Peter Gabriel, and Kate Bush, and Brendan Canty, better known as the drummer with Fugazi.
‘Deeper’ makes us think: it’s a reminder that although the risks are high, and we could end up paying the ultimate price, the rewards are immense, so it might be worth it. The music video comes from a cosmic perspective. We see a suited man and a TV showing various black and white, and full colour footage, hurtling through space next to comets and shooting stars. In the words of Craig Smith, who directed the video,
“The man in the grey flannel suit is spinning clockwise to represent he is a clock slave. The eyeball footage on the TV represents introspection of his life. The movies are no longer in the TV to represent freedom and thinking out of the box. The hippies represent freedom. The house blows up representing a break from the monotony of the homogenous 50’s cookie cutter life of conformity. When he blows up the baby pops up as he is reborn into the cosmic void with the psychedelic spirit dancer representing freedom and possibly an object of desire as well as a mother figure and all-round goddess.”
You can find out more about Nuke The Soup on their official website.