Moderat, consisting of Apparat and Modeselektor, have released the video for their single “Bad Kingdom”. The song, which will be featured on their upcoming album, II, uses an interesting approach to give listeners a symbolic message.
The video for “Bad Kingdom”, the first single off II, will leave Moderat listeners in awe. The passion that each member has attained over the past five years of their lives can be heard through their distinct and cutting-edge sound. The video itself uses political cartoons to emphasize and satirize the song’s title. The animated music video takes place in London in 1966, and tells a story about a man’s journey into power. The video can be understood by anyone, as this song is their most versatile and universally captivating.
It is no surprise that two dynamic, yet, distinctly individual musical talents combine their creativity to form a completely different sound. Modeselektor and Apparat spontaneously added their own aspects into “Bad Kingdom”, which turned out to be a success by chance. Entering the studio without a plan, they combined their artistic minds to make music on the spot. This single shows their freedom and openness to mutating their sounds. II is set to release in August 2013.