Independent rock band The Dodies debuted the video for its latest single this week.
The video presents the song’s lyrics against the duo — Yoni Avittan and Ran Aronson — recording its music in studio and in live settings. The song’s musical arrangement presents a unique garage – punk composition that will appeal to the noted audiences while its lyrical content will generate its own share of engagement and discussion among listeners.
Avittan talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.
“I wrote ‘Sell Out’ after our old band toured and back-lined with an Israeli pop star when we were teenagers,” he said. “At the time, I didn’t really see it as selling out even though the whole projet was obviously more about money than music. But as I grew older I was very ashamed of the matter and realized we were taken advantage of. Many promises were made, none came to life.”
Avittan added, “Its hard defining what a sellout is, since some people take pride in what others might be deeply ashamed of. Compromising my beliefs for a monetary satisfaction is selling out for me, but it’s hard understanding what my beliefs are in the first place. Our beliefs surely have changed since our teens when we played for insensitive idiots. One of the problems with social network today is that something you might not stand by when you come of age is still out there for people to see. That’s at least one of the reasons “social networks tend to make me ill.”
Aronson expanaded on Avittan’s comments.
“To me, the inner conflict many artists have to face is what fuels ‘Sell Out,'” he said. “Every time we play it I can feel the tension between two opposites. It confronts a contradicting reality — authenticity against fakeness, aggression against vulnerability, fulfillment against repression. We let it all out chaotically.”
‘Sell Out’ is the second single from The Dodies’ new album. The band debuted the album’s lead single ‘Boiling Point’ Feb. 21.
Avittan talked about that song’s lyrical theme in a previous interview.
“I wrote the song when I was really depressed and felt nervous about having no sexual interaction with any woman in my early twenties,” he said. “I felt like I was in some sort of crossroads, like something drastic had to change in my life because I’m about to reach my boiling point.”
It’s One Hell of a Ride was co-produced by Avvitan, Aronson and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, ex-Guns N’ Roses).
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