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Conjurer turn out the lights for their new ‘Choke’ video

It's the latest track from new album 'Mire'.
Published: 5:13 pm, November 16, 2018Words: Sam Taylor.
Conjurer turn out the lights for their new ‘Choke’ video

Conjurer have released a new video for ‘Choke’.

It arrives ahead of their tour support with Conan, which kicks off on 23rd November in Nottingham, and includes a night at Boston Music Rooms in London.

The band comment: "'Choke' is about the gutter press and the toll it takes on people in the public eye," the band tell Metal Hammer. "It's commonplace now for people of a high profile to be swarmed and harassed by cameras and microphones at every turn, invading their everyday lives, and such occurrences often have long-lasting and damaging effects.

"After watching the documentary, Amy, it became very clear that media pressure and intrusion among other things became a major contributor in the death of a very fragile and gifted human being. Seeing how cruelly the media capitalise on people's struggles for their own gain was sickening; how the press soon turned to quiet solemnity after years of exploitation and ridicule on their part struck an angry and resonant chord with us.

"With the video, we wanted to confront the notion of this slick, lifeless, staged 'product' that the media can turn musicians into, and put it in stark contrast to the raw reality that bands like us actually thrive in. The camera keeps rolling regardless of the wellbeing of the people it focuses on."

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