Live Performance Music Video by Aidan Martin To his powerful Anti-Establishment Anthem
Last year, Aidan Martin released his prolific fourth single ‘Waning Hypnotized Illusions’ – a track that strongly questions the moral fibre of society, consumerism and our modern-day slavery mindset.
Now, the release of the live performance music video. The footage was captured and edited by Roundabout Films during the full band’s electrifying performance at Vans’ and Psych Night’s inaugural Endless Daze Festival in 2016. ‘Waning Hypnotized Illusions’ unapologetically tells it like it is without the pretty frills and rose-tinted perspectives; in a way true anti-establishment anthems do.
Watch Aidan Martin’s live performance music video for ‘Waning Hypnotized Illusions’ here:
Throughout history humans have been divided by their religious beliefs, traditions, colour of one’s skin, stature in society and more. However, music has the power to transcend this.
Sadly, we are consumed by capitalism and have become slaves to our endless need to make life easier, faster. It is hard to stay optimistic about civilization as societies blunder on, repeating past afflictions, while technology is moving at an exponential pace which creates even further anxieties. Although the world bares with our arrogance it also reveals that we are in fact disturbing the natural order and almost throwing it off it’s integral and rudimental axis.
Staggeringly, every now and then, the human spirit shines through and overcomes the unimaginable. That moment doesn’t last forever though and people soon forget.
Consequently, through music, individuals can be removed from these anxieties and elevated into the moment. Importantly, the remarkable thing about music is that the torch is passed on while the true spirit, energy or whatever you want to call it, joins us for that brief yet mystical moment in time.
‘Waning Hypnotized Illusions’ is released at a time when the world is sheepishly swept up in the brainwashing capitalist season of festivities during which people spend all their hard earned money on materialistic things that they actually don’t need. It is in this critical time that society needs to be reminded of the truth and to be pointed into the direction of the things that truly do hold real value in our lives; each other, kindness, the power of free thinking and of course, music.
At the helm of steering Aidan’s new album into world-class production is Graham Ward. “Graham brings his years of industry experience and compelling talents to the table and adds that extra ingredient to the music. We’re very lucky to be working with someone of his calibre,” Aidan said and continued, “I write the lyrics and music, while Jorik and André are always prepared and ready to bring their A-game. We go into studio, we record and we trust Graham to work his magic.”
Lyrics to ‘Waning Hypnotized Illusions’ :
By Aidan Martin
YOUR CAST OR CREED, IT’S BOTH RED WE BLEED
WE BELIEVE IN LIES, WE STAY HYPNOTISED
NOT SO DIVINE, WE WITHER ON THE VINE
AND WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN, WE ALL SAFELY DROWN
THIS WANTON WORLD, SO RIPE AND REELING
NO FREEDOM HERE, NO LOSS NO FEELING
ILLUSIONS REIGN, LOST SOULS PLOUGH IN VAIN
ANOTHER LIFE TO SELL, WE WAITING FOR THE BELL TO RING
NOW THAT YOUR BELLY’S FULL, VOICES HAVE LEFT YOU
YOUR SICKNESS IS CURED, AND YOU WORRY NO MORE
NOW THAT IT’S THE BITTER END