Electro-rockers Blood On The Dance Floor have released a video for their track “Rise And Shine”, which comes off their latest album Evolution (iTunes). The video shows a bullied boy pushed over the edge who feels that violence is the only option left to him. Or does it? You can watch the video below.
While I’m not a fan of the song or the video (some of it looks downright silly), the message that is being sent here cannot be argued. If you read one of my previous articles, then you know that I was a victim of terrible bullying throughout most of my grade school years. So any video that tries to give hope to those who are constantly berated, trod upon, hated, reviled, mocked, etc… gets my approval. Violence is never the answer, be it towards others or towards yourself. READ MORE
Don’t take this the wrong way, but it takes a lot to get me excited. It makes me sound like a horrible music fan, but very rarely am I truly hyped on something enough that I am actually anticipating it’s release. Sure, hearing that one of my favorite bands has got an album in the works is always good news – but most of the time I won’t bother marking my calendar. It might be a bad memory, it might be laziness (or maybe I’m just terminally chill) but most of the time I’ll just end up listening to it whenever I get the chance. However, such was not the case with Run For Cover Record’s newest compilation, Mixed Signals. I was waiting for this baby to drop from the moment I saw Tigers Jaw‘s contribution to the comp was streaming on Run For Cover’s website. And I’ll tell you what, I was not disappointed. I was hyped.