“Sympati för djävulen” is the second single from GATUPLAN’s new album “Välkommen till underjorden” (Welcome To The Underground).
Life sucks, for the most part and for the most of us. Let’s just agree on that. And making it through everyday life can be a tough and lonely struggle. But searching for an answer or a meaning to all of this existential dread is just a waste of time – because there’s absolutely no meaning of life whatsoever. But that rather opens than closes the oppurtunity to create your own meaning, your own answers and your own place in history. This is where punk ethics and DIY philosophy will come in handy, at least they do for me. Because life is very short, and there’s a strong possibility that your life after death will be just like how it was before you were born, and by then it will be too late. I guess that I want to believe in a life before death, and that’s what the song is all about.
Appearing as death in the video is none other than Mr. Leif Andree. He is a renowned Swedish actor who has been awarded the Litterist et artibus medal by His royal highness Karl XVI Gustaf (monarch of Sweden) for his remarkable achivements in the arts. That includes his time as the drummer for the punk band Pizzoar.
The video was shot and cut by Daniel Wahlström at Heavy Groove Media.
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