Fresh off the release of their debut captivating LP The Shadow of Your Guard Receding, German emotive post hardcore act OAKHANDS have premiered their new music video for the song ‘SAMSA (or, the Lack of Constant Lack)’!
Comments the band: “It’s probably one of our catchiest songs of the album. It’s driven by a fast pace with an unusually direct punk-rock feeling compared to our others songs. . .
“Lyrically, it deals with the emotion of disgust and the title hints at the lyrical reference of Gregor Samsa from famed German author Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. . . Gregor Samsa, a young man who is the central caretaker for his family suddenly turns into an insect – his personality remains the same, yet his physical form changes dramatically. In the wake of this surreal event, the (usually very good) relationship between him and his sister turns very sour: is it Samsa in his new form as an insect who deserves disgust or is it his sisters new rejecting behaviour towards Samsa (who rejects Samsa because of his new form, but neglects that his personality didn’t change) that is in fact disgusting?
“We try to take many different approaches with the series of videos for our album. With ‘SAMSA (or, the Lack of Constant Lack)’ we were looking for someone to work on a graphic animation of the subject and someone willing to add their on spin with it as well, And Aira Joana did a great job with her interpretation focussing on Gregor Samsa himself and his transformation into an insect. It´s a lot more playful than most of our other videos and we’re very glad about that – surprisingly, it matches the feeling we experience playing the song in concert.”