Goodbye Tomorrow creates an alternate reality with their new video “Back It Down.”
Chicago’s mystery act, Goodbye Tomorrow, is back today with another stunning & mesmerizing video off their forthcoming Tunnel Stripe Exit Ramp EP called “Back It Down.”
Following up their “Keep That” release with Lucki Eck$, the video finds the watcher lost in a neon city, drowning in a sea of polygons. Screen-faced women toe the line between sensual and menacing throughout the trippy, tightly pursuing the viewer through a breathtaking neo-digital city.
Here’s what the self-described "retrofuturist guerrilla art collective" had to say about the release…
"It’s separate, the song and the video. The song itself is about the power struggle in a guy and a girl in an argument. It’s the girl always end up winning but the whole thing gets distorted by outside perception and her friends and his niggas opinions and at the end you don’t really even recognize ur voice when your talking. It’s the place you get taken to. The video push that idea to a more global scale and is kind of like a view on how social media and media in general distorts our perception of sex and relationships and how we fall into a sort of prison based on our own biases and prejudices. This guy is basically in a virtual reality prison cuz all he does is look at girls on ig and watch porn and shit but the actual question i’m trying to pose i think is he to blame for looking or are the girls to blame for putting it on display? I think that’s the base level of every back and forth of society. It’s 2 sides with an incomplete view of the larger system at play, and usually both sides are unaware. You know it’s ads on these buildings selling the same thing they outlawing. Very American ya know?”
Check it all out above and be sure to look for the Tunnel Stripe Exit Ramp EP to arrive next Friday, June 17.