Video: Joshua Burnside shares apocalyptic “Blood Drive”

Blood DriveFollowing the release of his highly anticipated debut album Ephrata, Joshua Burnside has shared a video for the album's second single, "Blood Drive".

"Blood Drive” is filmed on the North coast of Ireland and features a post-apocalyptic world. The video follows a lone survivor making his way through the world and scavenging to live from day to day. Later, the two antagonists, Mr. Fox and Mr. Duck, axe-wielding blood covered maniacs appear. The duo symbolise the destructive and power hungry masculinity of many of today's politicians.

The video fits with the themes of both the single and the album. Many of the album's tracks deal with apocalyptic themes as well as those of isolation, technophobia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. But there's also a defiant, optimistic undertone. We see this in the conclusion to the video for "Blood Drive", where two survivors find comfort and companionship together as they manage to get an old radio operational again.

Burnside is a multi-instrumentalist and played most of the instruments on Ephrata himself. Several collaborators worked alongside him, including his brother Connor on drums and percussions, electronic solo artist Rachael Boyd on violin and synths, Clark Phillips on bass and Sarah Martin on trumpet.

Ephrata is out now on Quiet Arch Records. Find out more about Joshua Burnside on his website and watch "Blood Drive" below:


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