BIG PAUL VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!
KILLING JOKE co-founder and drummer BIG PAUL FERGUSON celebrates the release of his debut solo album with a video which he’s premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
‘The Unraveling’ is track 3 from the album Virtual Control which is out today through Cleopatra Records. Co-written with guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission, Theatre Of Hate, Peter Murphy), the song “recreates our distinctly modern condition of being inundated with mindless commands and digital instructions ‘Swipe left swipe right / Scroll up scroll down / Click here click there / Watch the little wheel spin round / And round and round‘.”
“The seemingly endless months where most of our interactions were online, were filled by a bombardment of images and disparate messages where the truth of anything became a fiction in itself,” says Paul. “Living our lives online, we have become marionettes pulled every which way by the latest catchphrase or trend. I hope this song and video shed a little light on the larger forces at work.”
The video is the work of award-winning video director Vicente Cordero of Industrialism Films.
Mixed by Tom Galgety, whose clients include Rammstein and Pixies as Killing Joke’s Pylon album, Virtual Control features guest appearances from Die Krupps mastermind Jürgen Engler and former Marilyn Manson cohort Tim Skold.