Political Punk Icons Anti-Flag teamed up with The Critics Company for their latest music video release of “Unbreakable.”
Bassist/vocalist Chris #2 dives deeper on the collaboration with The Critics Company:
“I saw this on Twitter, and I thought there was nothing more in the spirit of punk rock, of DIY ethics, than what these kids were doing. As their story began to spread and people from Anti-Flag to J.J. Abrams were celebrating these kids, I thought, ‘Ask them if they’d want to make a music video.’
“They said yes, immediately, even in the chaos of them going from 100 followers to over 10,000 in a day. This, to me, is what technology, the internet, all of the things that have been exploited to gain the powerful more power, were supposed to do. Bring us together, give us creative outlets, erase borders, economic divisions, and racial barriers.
“The video is their story. In the face of being told that kids from Africa don’t make movies, that you need professional equipment, and through your family having immense pressure to find the daily things needed to survive. Follow your passion. Creation is an action, not a reaction. It’s also coincidentally the over-arching theme of the song, written by four people on the other side of the world with insanely different lifestyles and backgrounds than The Critics Company, but share the same solidarity.”
The Critics Company add, “The music video basically explains our journey and story so far. We went through a lot just trying to create. We made the whole story short-film style and basically just interpreted how being focused, consistent, strong-willed, and determined can help you reach your goal.”
Anti-Flag will end 2019 with an intimate show in Chicago on December 20 and will kick-off 2020 with an extensive world tour in support of their new album, 20/20 Vision, that’s due for release on January 17 via Spinefarm Records.