Boris and Uniform have unveiled ‘Not Surprised’, the second preview of their upcoming collaborative album Bright New Disease. Following ‘You Are the Beginning’, the track arrives with a music video directed by A.F. Cortes. Check it out below.
“I thought it would be appropriate for the last song on the album, and I imagined that it would be just as cathartic if we played it at the end of the show as well,” Boris’s Atsuo said of ‘Not Suprised’ in a statement.
“I’ve struggled with mental health issues for my entire life,” Uniform’s Michael Berdan added. “Although years of hard work, medication, and a support network help immensely at keeping the internal violence of my mind at bay, some days will always be a little worse than others. This song is about the inherent loneliness of those bad days. The level of antipathy I feel towards the entire human race as I’m forced to function around regular people who seem to be just enjoying their life goes beyond words, but I tried to say it here anyway.”
Of the video, A.F. Cortes commented: “I wanted (and had to) approach this piece from a visceral and experimental perspective. After listening to the song, I created a dark and surreal film reflecting the track’s themes and mood, leaving my comfort zone and turning some of my processes upside down– literally. The overarching theme of the piece is a cycle of violence; this is my interpretation of the music, not necessarily the authors’. We live in a never-ending cycle of violence; humans are as good at creating as destroying. In the video, the hunted becomes the hunter and then is hunted again. But who wins?”
Bright New Disease lands June 16 via Sacred Bones.