Fucked Up, a hardcore band originating from the Toronto region of Ontario Canada, recently released a new music video today. The song is titled “Year of the Hare”, which is the one of two singles on the album titled Year of the Hare. Clocking in at about twenty minutes of hardcore, the song is everything there is about the hardcore genre and its style. According to Brooklyn Vegan and Consequence of Sound, the newest video is an interactive display of madness.
It follows the allusion of rabbits popping up in the music video. Of course, if anyone has ever heard of Alice in Wonderland, the March Hare is one absolutely mad rabbit, although the white rabbit could definitely use a new watch to make sure he’s on time. The interactive video allows the audience to partake in the man’s delusion. We also see how the allusion to both rabbits and the rabbit hole relate to how time and life often slip away from people in the modern day. The video is directed by Tom Blumas, and the adorable fuzzy creatures are anything but cute and cuddly.
“The theme of ‘Year of the Hare’ focuses on time, and becoming lost in it. The modern way of life, getting stuck in time-sucking gadgets and trends, stress and scheduling. This unsolvable video we thought was an appropriate way to premiere the song online — in small little chunks of time that are impossible to navigate through, you can only get lost in them and try to find your way out,” said Mike Haliechuk, guitarist for the band.
Year of the Hare comes out this June 2015. Their second single from the album, “California Cold”, was released earlier this year. “California Cold” is only eight minutes long and accompanies the madness the man has slowly sunken himself into.
For more information on the latest music video, click on the links within the article or watch the interactive video yourself and see which rabbit from Carroll’s classic book Alice in Wonderland is more prominent in the video. Time may be essential, but when it comes to madness, it kinda just ticks away.