Remember when Alice in Chains said they were going to be releasing another album really soon? Well, that's about to happen in the next few weeks and you need to be on top of it. In recent weeks, they have started to slowly roll out teasers and fan-made videos of their latest single, "Hollow". If you're any type of AIC fan, you've been on top of this since Jerry Cantrell cut his hair. Personally, I couldn't be more excited for this album because I find the songwriting and musical droning of Jerry and William's voice to be mesmerizing. It will never be anything close to how it used to sound when Layne was alive, but it's pretty damn close.
As of today, the band has released the "official" music video for their latest single and it's juuuuust a little bit creepy. Plus, are those lots of pot leaves in the video? Tell me something: who wouldn't want to fly around in space, smoke weed, and have Skype sessions with his girlfriend all while having Quato grow out of his back? I for one thinks that is the raddest concept for a video, however I wouldn't like it to happen to me. I'm more of a fan of watching someone else writhe in pain while I get to sit back in my cozy sit-n-spin while eating a box of Wheat Thins. Isn't that what we all do anyway?
Photo Courtesy of screencap from Total Recall
Oh and here's the best part of the video: as the sebaceous cyst continues to grow and this poor man's pain is clearly unbearable, he grabs a torch and lights all of the weed on fire for medicinal purposes.
Alice in Chains. They are bigger geniuses than we all thought. Don't think they don't know what they're doing because I'm hoping someone was getting high while making this video. Cringing and saying, "that was creepy" then sending the link to your friends is the best thing you could ever do. Right? I mean, you do it with all the other bullshit that is out there on the interwebs.