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You are what you consume – in his latest single “Good News”, Berlin-based artist Ant Antic explores the emotional power of information and media in general. The neverending flood of information is one of the central themes of his upcoming second album “Good Vids, Vile Times”. What does constant bombardment of information do to us? What’s lost along the way? In a brutally honest and relatable way, singer and producer Tobias Koett ponders the answers to these questions.
As a child of the first globally connected generation, Tobias observes how geographical boundaries are disintegrating and people consider humanity as one, while at the same time they’re struggling to come to terms with a reality overflowing with possibilities – slowly turning into superficial nihilists. In clickbait-esque phrases suitable for dwindling attention spans, Ant Antic explores how obsessed and at the same time phlegmatic we are in the way we deal with information and news. Like a mantra, the chorus circles again and again around two opposites: a bombardment – but one of good news.
The video for “Good News” is – similar to the song itself – dealing with the overload of impressions and information we’re all exposed to, in a very symbolic and surreal way. It shows the transformation we go through with our social media addiction. The overload of impressions is leaving us numb in the end.
The setting is an abstract landscape, free from any outside influences. More and more, disruptions appear in the form of faceless figures while the overload is literally raining from the sky.
When I wrote “Good News”, I was paying close attention to the overwhelming amount of information available to me at all times, and its social effect on me as a human being. I consider myself part of the first globally connected generation, understanding humanity as one. At the same time, I can’t fail to notice how I’m often too overwhelmed by endless possibilities, slowly turning into kind of a superficial nihilist.
Artist: Ant Antic
Title: Good News
Format: Single (Digital)
Production: Tobias Koett & Marco Kleebauer
Lyrics: Tobias Koett
Artwork: Erli Grünzweil
Mixing: Tobias Koett
Mastering: Nikodem Milewski (MbNM)
Publishing: Matches Music Publishing
Release Date: 10 April 2020
Track list: 1. Good News – 03:16
Musikvideo ISRC: AT0832000001
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