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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Image: Jordan Kirk

Aussie three-piece THE RIOT are making a statement on their new track, See It Believe It. Bringing their signature fusion of rap and hardcore sonics, the track creates one sublime and captivating soundscapes, with lead vocalist JD performance commanding your attention.

Opening with booming choral vocals, the track was written in the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement, responding to the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent global protests in support of the movement. However, the track serves as an anthem for anyone feeling disenfranchised. Be that people of colour who saw themselves and their oppression reflected in the news over the past year, the LGBTQI+ community, impoverished and suffering workers, women facing gender inequality daily, and the list goes on.

The release is accompanied by an official visual directed by Australian creative Jordan Kirk (Xinger Xanger). The evocative clip flashes between a variety of scenes that conjure vivid imagery, continuing the conversation started during the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement. One of the most striking vignettes comes as a scenes between JD dressed as an angel, whilst dancing with his co-star who dons a pig snout. Speaking of the clip, JD shares: “The music video captures the final feeling that ties this song together as a whole. Jordan instantly shared the same vision as us and was able to portray it in a way we could have only wished for.”

See It Believe It is out now! Watch the visual below.


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