KOYO released their debut self-titled album last year to critical acclaim, and have since embarked on their second UK headline tour. Described by The Guardian as “Radiohead meets Hawkwind”, the bands wear their influence on their sleeves but have created their own version of rock music. Earlier this month they delivered a new video exploring themes of rejection and paranoia.
They teamed up with award-winning Welsh filmmaker, Nathan Erasmus, to produce animated visuals for ‘Jettisoned’. Speaking about the experience he said, “the band have their own unique experimental sound. Their album took me on an unpredictable journey too. One I haven’t been on since listening to Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ for the first time. The conceptual design of the album’s artwork by Archie Edwards lends itself well to animation and the visuals in the ‘Jettisoned’ video are strongly inspired by retro sci-fi posters and book covers. This is something Archie and myself are both big fans of. Sci-fi often explores metaphors and this is what I’ve done in exploring the theme of Jettisoning.”
From the band’s perspective the track explores themes of rejection and paranoia. Singer and guitarist Huw Edwards explains that “there’s one side which is the hopeless, irrational thoughts of someone dealing with that. And the other side which is the clear-sighted observations of how others deal with it. The song twists and turns just like the twisted musings of the narrative.”
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