Young Fathers, “Toy”

Discussion in 'Music' started by ashley72, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. ashley72

    ashley72 New Member

    Scottish alternative hip-hop trio Young Fathers unleashed “Toy” from their excellent latest album Cocoa Sugar and its Salomon Ligthelm-directed video is just as disorienting, radiant and charismatic. The video is a spoof of the power-hungry dictators who run the world today. World leaders from the U.S., Russia, North Korea, and other nations are depicted, but as young, spoiled children who pound their fists on their desks and give orders to their adult military generals. Vocalist Alloysious Massaquoi ferociously spits the words, “You’re just a broken little toy / a silly little boy,” and you can’t help but think of these lyrics in the video’s new context, which makes a mockery of the authoritarian-leaning world leaders.

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