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Scottish band Young Fathers share sacrificial visual for ‘I Saw’

“I want your shield/I want your weapon/Give me that bulletproof vest”

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About two weeks ago, Young Fathers, the Scottish band from Edinburgh, released a captivating visual for their record ‘I Saw’. Throughout the odd picture, we saw what appeared to be a ritual or spiritual sacrifice with fire that seemed to bring everyone together. By the end, everyone appears to be exhausted, looking like something sucked the life force out of them.


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On the record via chant-like rapping, we heard strength, pressure and urgency echo under the rattling drums as we watched the abstract symbolic picture. Watch the David Uzochukwu-directed visual for the high-energy release below. It is from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Heavy Heavy’ on February 3 on Ninja Tune.


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