Tin Soldiers

The Protester – video trilogy

When we first started working on our second album we wanted there to be a theme and the Arab Spring uprisings and the UK riots of 2011 started the formation of it, coupled with reading books like Z for Zachariah and On The Beach.

Time Magazines Person of the Year was released at the end of 2011 and the front cover had the words ‘Person of The Year’ and ‘The Protester’ emblazoned on it, the accompanying article’s opening paragraph was gripping –

History often emerges only in retrospect. Events become significant only when looked back on…Protests have now occured in countries whose populations total at least 3 billion people, and the word protest has appeared in newspapers and online exponentially more this past year than at any other time in history. Is there a global tipping point for this frustration? Everywhere it seems, people said they’d had enough. They dissented, they demanded; they did not dispair, even when the answers came back in a could of tear gas or a hail of bullets. They literally embodied the idea that individual action can bring collective colossal change.

This gave us the outline for the concept album, built around a protagonist, ‘The Protester’. Songs like Take Back The Streets, Army of One, Fight The Fever and The Protester followed.

To accompany the album release we planned a trilogy of music videos for the singles Always Tomorrow, Take Back The Streets and The Protester. This was to help explain/compliment the album’s concept of the rising up of the protest, a catastrophic world event taking place and the fallout from that event. Released in reverse order – part 3 of the trilogy, Always Tomorrow first, followed by Take Back The Streets and finally The Protester. All three are viewable on youtube and our videos page on our website.

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