Five Finger Death Punch has just released a new music video for “Living The Dream”, the third single from their latest album ‘F8’. The video kicks off with a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, then goes to show some toilet paper hoarding zombies. We also get to see a scene with an aging, coke snorting, Captain America fighting old man Superman, while Iron Man eats Tide pods. The band is definitely making a point with this video.
Regarding the video, 5FDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory says, “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,” Bathory continues. “We as artists, however, have a unique opportunity to portray and ridicule the absurd to prevent it from becoming reality.”
This isn’t the only big news coming from the 5FDP front, as earlier this week it was announced that long time guitarist Jason Hook has parted ways with the band back in February and guitarist Andy James (who filled in for Hook when he was recovering from surgery), is the newest member.
You can view the new video below.