Isn’t it great when artists come together to collaborate on something special? Like David Bowie and Queen’s “Under Pressure,” witnessing two high-caliber musicians working on the same piece of art is nothing short of spectacular.
This might very well be one of those moments.
In support of their recently released LP Barriers, Frank Iero and The Future Violents have just released an intense new video guest starting the one and only, GWAR.
Coming together to film a new video for “Medicine Square Garden,” as you can imagine, things quickly get out of hand as soon as the outer space heavy metal musicians enter the frame.
Detailing the story behind the song and the idea for the new gory new clip, Iero said, “It was apparent to me early on while writing Barriers that ‘Medicine Square Garden‘ was its most important track. It was the cornerstone upon which the rest of the record and band was formed. If we lost the battle on that song, the rest didn’t stand a chance.”
“‘Medicine Square Garden’” pushed the most boundaries, scratched the most itches and terrified me far beyond any other song I had written,” he added. “So when we crossed off every box in Chicago at Electrical Audio and listened back with smiles knowing we had accomplished our goals, a new objective soon emerged: Get the label to see our favorite song as a single and let us make the video of my dreams.”
Iero went on to say, “‘Medicine Square Garden’ is not your typical single. It’s a five and a half minute attempt at answering the question ‘What if Prince wrote a Sleep song?’ Oh and if that’s not batshit enough for you, I already had the video in my head. So armed with crudely drawn set designs and a typed-up description of a witchy calisthenics workout meets a Robert Palmer alien massacre, I submitted my pitch to the label. This was my vision from the beginning and no one told me I was crazy. What a world.”
To check out Iero’s fabulous new video, be sure to look below.