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Go The Rodeo Release ‘Set Fire’ Video

A follow-up single with a much broodier undertone.

19 Jun 2017 / Opinion / written by Elmarie Kruger

Johannesburg based electro-rock band Go the Rodeo have recently released their new single ‘Set Fire’, which follows the release of their dramatic single ‘Sea Dog’ earlier this year.

Vocalist Corné van Niekerk has been quite open about how April, the month during which the track was written, holds particularly negative memories for him and how in the track, the month is symbolised by a certain side of the moon, and the topics of death, love and frustration form the theme.

The lyrical and visual representation of fire in this video is as an ominous, destructive force that consumes everything in its path.

The video also uses historical public domain shots of the moon and astronauts, interspersed with shots from life in 1950s, Plesantville-esque America. However majority of these shots are laced with a less than pleasant undercurrent as children are shown participating in bomb drills, seemingly fearing the worst. Watch the video below.

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