Mister Zuckerberg – ‘Digital Rain’

Mister Zuckerberg is a self-styled rock and roll retiree, with an urgent message that ought to resonated across the generations. His song, ‘Digital Rain’, is a broadside shot against techno-conformity, delivered through a vocoder.

‘Digital Rain’ recalls both the robotic protests of the early new-wave era, and left-field pop of Mister Zuckerberg’s youth, and it’s designed to penetrate the consciousness of the social media users everywhere.
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Mister Zuckerberg, is, as can be guessed at by his name, a distant relative of the Facebook founder, and a singer songwriter, video director, and recent septuagenarian, who’s had enough of modern electro-dysfunction. He’s determined to do what he can to strike back.
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‘Digital Rain’ is matched with a clever – and hypnotic – animated clip with occasionally abstract images. The meaning is nonethless clear – the entire digital sphere has come under the thumb of a few powerful interrelated interests. A shower of binary rain is herded into shapes, points on a grid, water tumbling from a showerhead, dominos falling in sequence, and so on. Mister Zuckerberg is objecting to the way that social media has warped the world, and is making a very valid point with his song.
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Find Mister Zuckerberg on Twitter.
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Mister Zuckerberg - "Digital Rain"

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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