Mystery Jets have released a video for Screwdriver, the track which launched their new album A Billion Heartbeats earlier this month.
“Screwdriver is about the mechanics of intolerance,” Blaine Harrison said. “Looking back at times of economic instability in history, we see how easily deep chasms grow in society and the population seeks change wherever it is most convincingly promised.”
“Conflict arises as cultures and belief systems clash, unwilling to accept one another’s place in society, because we are fed the rhetoric that our neighbours are those responsible for our problems: then inevitably nationalism once more raises its ugly head above the parapet. ”
“But whereas political agendas fuel divisiveness, music unites and reminds us of all that we have in common. The message of Screwdriver is not a pessimistic one – because perhaps faced with confrontation we can find understanding, and even maybe learn how to listen to, and love one another.”
A Billion Heartbeats is due for release on September 27th. “This album wasn’t about making pointed opinions,” Blaine added. “It was about being a mirror for what’s going on, reflecting back the way people are feeling.”