No Bird Sing combines the talents of emcee Joe Horton, drummer/producer Graham O’Brien, and guitarist/producer Robert Mulrennan.
With “Definition Sickness”, the trio has maintained the integrity of their live-band roots while exploring a more produced sound that ranges from stark minimalism to lush expansiveness. The first video from the album, “And War”, examines the central decision faced by citizens of an empire in decline: cling to dying ideas and anesthetics or resolve to experience a disquieting reality with more depth and clarity?
Set in a near-future America, the video follows one man through a derelict city as he encounters LED-clad jackers, underground auctions, and users of a mysterious, opiate-like drug. It’s clear that the man is searching for something, but neither he nor the viewer has more than a faint sense of what that might be. “And War” presents viewers with a vision of America only slightly removed from their own, asking them to view their own declining empires, both personal and political, with new eyes.
To usher in their upcoming November 12th LP release titled Definition Sickness, experimental hip-hop group No Bird Sing put out the first music video from their album, and boy is it a doozy. “AND WAR” is a uniquely entrancing watch set to an eerily beautiful track. It’s a definite must watch.
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