By WILLIAM J. WRIGHT
Rue Morgue is proud to premiere the video for “Potluck Lunch for the Cannibals,” the hard-hitting followup to musical artist Zillion‘s previous single “Pocket Boy.” Hailing from Wasilla, Alaska, Zillion channeled his upbringing in the bleak environs north of the Arctic Circle into a dark, genreless visual and musical style that blends the surrealism of David Lynch and the flamboyant fashion sense of Andre Leon Talley with the pageantry and majesty of Cirque Du Soleil. Continuing the thematic and narrative thread Zillion began with “Pocket Boy,” the imagery for “Potluck Lunch for the Cannibals” evokes those influences with some visual flourishes reminiscent of the work of Alejandro Jodorowsky thrown in for good measure. Featuring distorted guitars, a driving beat, and an infectious hook anchored by Zillion’s unique vocals, the song is an anthemic paean to isolation and chaos.
“Those of us who are naive to what truly fuels our perception of reality, unaware of our own damage and how it distorts our relationships are trapped in a purgatory-like dream state. When we’re unable to handle and manage our shit, emotions, and baggage, we continually hurt those around us,” Zillion says of the new song and video. “There’s a golden door in this room. On the other side of that door is self-actualization, self-awareness, those who have become intimate with their own self enough to transcend to a healthier higher frequency/existence.”
You can catch Zillion on tour supporting Pop Evil this summer on The Vortex Tour along with Oxymorrons. The tour is set to kick off on June 24 and will be making stops in Grand Rapids, Houston, Tulsa, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Seattle, and more. Tickets are available to purchase now at https://www.getzillion.com/seezillion.