We Are PIGS have premiered a new video for their latest single “Kids.” As previously reported, that track features Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and his Love And Death bandmate J.R. Bareis.
We Are PIGS’ Esjay Jones said the following about the song, which was inspired by HBO’s “Euphoria”:
“I was deeply troubled by its graphic and raw portrayal of sex, drugs, identity, social media and the difficulties of navigating life as a teenager today as seen on the show. It was hard to watch. I spoke to Brian about the concept – initially thinking the message was, the ‘kids aren’t alright,’ but as we started working together, we wanted to spread positivity, hope and purpose to youth with our words, and ‘kids are alright’ became the mantra.”
“For youth today, the world can be a particularly dark place, filled with many temptations. But there is always help available if one reaches for it as the red balloon symbolizes in the video. Giving advice to young musicians over the years, the number one thing I tell them is to strive for uniqueness!
There are so many copycats out there and the bands that stand out the most and have longevity all have a unique sound and quality to them that make them unforgettable and loved by many. We Are PIGS are so unique! When Esjay sent me the track for ‘Kids‘, I was instantly in love with it! This band doesn’t sound like any other artist out there and I’m so honored Esjay asked me and JR Bareis to be a part of this track!”
[via Metal Hammer]