BLXPLTN’s TaSzlin was watching the news one day and saw something horrible. It doesn’t mater what … this could be any day, almost any headline. The state of the world begs for justice, but TaSzlin isn’t one for begging.
Instead, the artist penned “ZZEERRO (Dying for You to Get Rich)” — an all-out punk tune that makes you nod your head and grit your teeth. It’s a fight song with an optimistic edge: the time of the people will come again, and when it does we will be ready to fight the corrupted systems.
Guitar distortion revs and the vocals shout until TaSzlin pulls back for a more melodious bridge. All the while, clean-line animation pulls out haunting images blended with nostalgic stock cartoons and all-too-real visuals of the band members themselves. The experience is as trippy as it is disturbing: a wake up call with a guitar-laced alarm.