Today, Vanessa Carlton has unveiled a politically charged music video for her song, “Die, Dinosaur.” The song is off her latest album, Love Is An Art, which was produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips) and the accompanying video revolves around how it’s time to vote out the old guard.
“This song is about young people patiently awaiting the death of the dinosaurs in power. It’s about seeing the ‘way of the world’ as fundamentally wrong, oppressive and therefore, completely irrelevant. Young people will not participate in the societal contracts that they clearly see as wrong,” Carlton explains. “The song was inspired by young leaders who are unafraid to challenge the archaic, tone deaf, sexist, and white supremacist ideology in power. This song is for the brave voices who prophesize the inevitable crumbling, falling of the white man who cannot listen, cannot change. He is the ‘man in the weather changing.'”
Love Is An Art explores the eternal seesaw that is human connection: the push, the pull, the balance, the bottoming out. It’s that constantly evolving nature of love, expectations and compassion that Carlton analyzes from all angles on Love Is An Art, from romantic, to parental, to the friends that hold us up and the leaders that repeatedly let us down.
Fans can purchase Love Is An Art here.