Joan Jett in new Blondie video
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Enjoy the dark (very dark) comedy of this new Blondie video for the track “Doom or Destiny,” starring Joan Jett and Debbie Harry anchoring an apocalyptic newscast about global warming, nuclear war, and, of course, President Trump.
From Rolling Stone:
Blondie guitarist Chris Stein who co-wrote “Doom or Destiny” with Harry likened the clip to “punk-style protest.” “In trying times we try harder,” he said. “Politics have become the new pop culture phenomena, but it seems the current landscape of music videos has so little to do with true protest or some kind of social message. It can be truthful, but irreverent, fun and funny.”
Meanwhile, director Rob Roth hoped the visual would “represent a spectrum of female fierceness,” calling the end product “a ‘fuck you’ to what’s going on in the world and a call to arms for women everywhere.”