Midwestern emo vets Giants Chair are back with a new video for ‘Russian Racehorse’, a track taken from Prefabylon. This follows on from their two track EP released in June.
Of the politically-charged track and video, frontman Scott Hobart shares, “As a middle-aged, white, midwestern guy writing songs, I’ve generally left ‘protest’ lyrics of any real political or religious specificity to the professionals. What do I really have to say that isn’t already being voiced more eloquently by sharper folks? Or maybe I just didn’t have the balls. But, as the ignorance and arrogance of the Trump era woke me to new, more dangerous levels of reckless absurdity every day, I finally reached the point – maybe the obligation – that I needed to express my frustration in some way, if only for myself. I like metaphors because I think they let language do more work as they encourage more engagement on the part of the listener, so I didn’t feel the need to name names in the song. I guess it’s about politics AS religion and the frenzied futility of human beings telling themselves they have it together in the face of the unfathomable universe. Thanks for listening!”
Watch the video for Giants Chair ‘Russian Racehorse here: