“It’s a one-sided story — read it to your children”
Atmosphere are releasing their Fishing Blues LP next week. Ahead of the official release, the duo share another tune from the project, “Pure Evil,” with a video to match.
In the song, Slug takes on the character of a police officer in America. While the beginning of the long verse seemingly comes with both a mutual respect for the job and the citizens he’s policing, the last half takes a quick turn toward violent and commanding once the officer realizes the type of power and protection from consequence he possesses.
The video follows suit, as an officer spends his day riding through the desert before reaching a confrontation where he’s too quick to pull the trigger — showing obvious regret and remorse by burning his uniform.
Watch the visual above, and pre-order Fishing Blues on iTunes.