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Steal The City debut their new video for ‘Manufactured’

"It's a reminder that everyone is free to express their creativity," the band say of the song.
Published: 2:00 pm, November 20, 2017
Steal The City debut their new video for ‘Manufactured’
Steal The City recently dropped their “call to arms track”, ‘Manufactured’ via Redemption / Dharma Records, and today they’ve shared its video. All massive riffs and belted out “hey”s, it’s a defiant statement of intent.

“‘Manufactured’ is fairly self-explanatory in that its key message is about people/bands forced to act a certain way,” the band explain. “It's a reminder that everyone is free to express their creativity in a way that they see fit so long as it doesn't hurt anyone.

“In our experience, we see lots of bands recording the same sounding tracks about the same subjects, and deep down we don't think the band themselves want to be playing their own tracks at times! This is not a dig at other bands, but rather the radio-friendly, heavily electronic era we are in at present.

"We'd like to think of ourselves as self-motivated and raw-sounding. The track was recorded through real instruments in a top-quality studio in London. This meant a lot to us, as we could have saved ourselves a lot of effort recording the modern way through plug-ins etc. but this would detract from the message we're sending.

“The video was shot with a fairly simple intention. Run with the message of doing things our way, and play the song like we mean it. The hooded characters are there to represent 'fat cats' and fire represents not turning back on your actions.”

Watch ‘Manufactured’ below.

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