Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Everything Everything - "Cough Cough"
Everything Everything - Cough Cough
Song meaning, provided by band singer/guitarist Jonathan Higgs;
“The song is about greed and wealth and I wanted a symbol for that, so I chose crude oil,” Jon Everything explains. “I wanted us covered in it, consuming it, setting it on fire, everything. I was inspired by the riots last summer, hearing stories from those who were on both sides, and watching it from my window. And I saw a video of some Japanese Taiko drummers a few years ago and I was struck by the intensity and simplicity of those massive drums.
“As our first song back in two years I chose a monochrome look, to keep things more bold and focused compared to our multicoloured past. I used a few clips from the riots, as well as a load of homemade footage of treacle and oil I filmed on my phone, and cut-out words to get the DIY look I was after. The video is supposed to get across the anger and frustration of the riots, as well as the confusion and sense of having no purpose or future.”