Alternative-pop artist FINNEAS released the music video for “The Kids Are All Dying,” the newest single off his last album Optimist.
FINNEAS Becomes a Robber For “The Kids Are All Dying” Music Video
“The Kids Are All Dying” had previously been released on FINNEAS’ latest and critically-acclaimed studio album Optimist, which came out on October 15 last year via Interscope Records. Now that the video is here, it gives the song the opportunity to get more exposure and be listened to by people who haven’t listened to the full album yet; (which, if you haven’t, you’re totally missing out on amazing music!)
“The Kids Are All Dying” is a powerful and honest song about how the world works in modern times. Truthful lyrics like “How can you sing about love when the kids are all dying? How can you sing about drugs? Politicians are lying. How can you sing about sex when the school is on lockdown, lockdown?” Make up the chorus.
The music video for the song is just as energetic; and it sends a clear message to its viewers: be careful out there and don’t believe everything you see on the internet. Shot in Los Angeles, the video was directed by Philip Andelman. In it, we can see FINNEAS turning into a jewelry store robber. As he breaks every counter glass – breaking also his silence – and tries the jewels on; he keeps singing the song, lamenting humankind.
The Meaning of the Song
On the meaning of the song, FINNEAS shared with L’Officiel Magazine, “The perspective is sort of open to interpretation. I think when I was writing it I was predominantly singing those lyrics to myself. My actual feeling was like, What am I doing? What am I doing singing about all this self-involved stuff about my girlfriend and about my sex life when there’s all this shit happening in the world? On one hand, why am I bothering to sing about this? And then, on the other hand, it’s like, the Internet is always going to question you about that stuff anyway.”
He continued, “As soon as you’ve spoken out about one issue, the Internet holds you to either no standard or all standards. I respect the need for high standards, I really do. But I guess my main issue with it is that I’m not an expert on every issue, you know? I mean, when I talk to people who are experts in their field, they don’t seem to want to hear my stupid opinion on some 30-year-long issue we’re still figuring out.”