Five Finger Death Punch has unveiled a brand new music video for Living The Dream.
Living The Dream, from the bands eighth album F8 released earlier this year, is the third single from the album to get the music video treatment. It follows in the footsteps of Inside Out and A Little Bit Off.
Offering a social commentary and plenty of symbolism – coupled with a few zombies and superheroes – the music video was shot in Los Angeles, California last month.
The brainchild behind the concept for the Living The Dream music video was none other than 5FDP founder and guitarist, Zoltan Bathory.
Speaking of the tongue-in-cheek video concept, Bathory said, “America is a beautiful idea that draws immigrants like myself from all over the world to the promised land of equality, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This idea is now under siege and certain events are starting to remind me of the things many of us came here to escape…”
“It’s not a ‘left against right’ problem but an evolutionary problem. The growing pains of a civilization that without the necessary spiritual enlightenment, arrived a bit early to a level of technology where everyone is connected. The good news is that now everyone has a voice. The bad news is that now everyone has a voice.”
“So we are living in the manipulators’ paradise, where liars and hypocrites run unscathed, the news are just opinions, politics are a blood sport, and facts are determined by consensus instead of the truth,” he continues. “We as artists, however, have a unique opportunity to portray and ridicule the absurd to prevent it from becoming reality.”
Watch the music video for Living The Dream
The music video reveal follows the announcement of a line-up change in the band earlier this week with Andy James taking on the role of lead guitarist. James is no stranger to the band having filled in on final dates of the bands European Megadeathpunch tour in February 2020.
James appears on new song Broken World which was released as part of the bands A Decade of Destruction Volume 2 greatest hits album release on Friday 9 October 2020.
Special edition vinyl bundles are also set to be released for A Decade of Destruction Volume 2 on Friday 20 November 2020 via Townsend Music and the 5FDP European store. This includes a double orange LP and a pre-release exclusive white double vinyl from Better Noise Music.
Fans of the band can also stream the album and purchase it from vendors such as Amazon and EMP. See all sites stocking and/or streaming the album.