GIANTS CHAIR Debut Politically-Charged New Video "Russian Racehorse" on BrooklynVegan 15 July 2020
Veteran Kansas City post-hardcore/emo greats Giants Chair are premiering the video for "Russian Racehorse" on BrooklynVegan. The song appears on the band's latest full-length Prefabylon which is available everywhere now.
Of the politically-charged track and video, frontman Scott Hobart
shares, "As a middle-aged, white, midwestern guy writing songs, I’ve
generally left ‘protest’ lyrics of any real political or religious
specificity to the professionals. What do I really have to say that
isn’t already being voiced more eloquently by sharper folks? Or maybe I
just didn’t have the balls. But, as the ignorance and arrogance of the
Trump era woke me to new, more dangerous levels of reckless absurdity
every day, I finally reached the point - maybe the obligation - that I
needed to express my frustration in some way, if only for myself. I like
metaphors because I think they let language do more work as they
encourage more engagement on the part of the listener, so I didn’t feel
the need to name names in the song. I guess it’s about politics as religion and the frenzied futility of human beings telling themselves
they have it together in the face of the unfathomable universe."