Scottish three-piece Young Fathers have returned with a incredible video for their recent single Old Rock N Roll.
The powerful song fits a LOT into three and a half minutes, focusing on racial identity (“I’m tired of playing the good black”) and black slave trade (“Congo square [in New Orleans] is open for business”), while helping to decipher the band’s provocative album title, White Men Are Black Men Too, which also happens to be the hook of this track.
There’s a really interesting back story to the video; Young Fathers visited Malawi to perform at Lake of Stars Festival, and filmed the video in a local village during their trip.
The clip itself depicts a Malawi village and its residents, perfectly fitting both the lyrics and tribal rhythms of the track. The trio needed to receive permission from the village chief before publishing or sharing the footage. She gave them her blessing, and the resultant video is now here.
White Men Are Black Men Too is out now on Big Dada via Inertia.
Young Fathers Australian tour dates
Tues January 5: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Thurs January 7: Corner Hotel Melbourne
Originally published on Indie Shuffle