“Ten thousand definitions you can give to love. And all the poets, from Homer to Κavaphy, working this spring mine, show us every single aspect of it.
Each in his own way. But love still insists on being indefinable. And alas, if the super-poet were born who would succeed in designating it. What would happen?”; from Dimitris Liantinis’s book “Gemma” (p.165-6).
The Greek intellectual is very apt about love.
Something so vague, but always common to every person. Only love itself can compete with it.
Our society itself strives to shape it as if it were a commercial product, putting it in molds, such that they can be reproduced in a specific and similar form.
The essence of love proves that this is impossible.
Although some still believe in his uniformity, but also of the man himself, who is his primary carrier.
Deaf Radio‘s new work, released on November 15, 2019, entitled “Modern Panic“, their second album in a row, the second single from this one, deals with exactly that.
Although the title of the song “Animals“, at first seems misleading, it is not.
In an interview with Panos Glinos, the band’s singer and in the context of Street Mode Festival, he reveals the true essence of the song.
They were one of the first to be recorded after their debut album “Alarm“.
It was written one summer and his main idea was the enamoration between two people and in a more specific form, love.
One feeling that is most intense in humans and what the song wants to get through is that love should have no hindrance.
Non-discriminatory in gender, color, and social class. It must function as freely as music, without any restrictions.
Then it’s real.
As with all of the band‘s songs, the creation starts first with the music and then the lyrics are added.
Creative progress is a group process for the band and this song is no exception.
Some original lyrics were added to the music and some were added a bit later.
The interesting thing about a team creative process is that everyone adds a bit of themselves.
These pieces come together to create something new and this can be defined as love in its philosophical sense.
The same thing happened with the creation of this song since love as a concept and its perception varies from person to person.
But always with all the courtesy that encompasses this feeling.
However, it is a common feeling for all people who are human. And as a result, a single “flock” was created.
The video clip
That is exactly what the video clip of the song is about.
Directed by Evan Maragkoudakis, it aims to get the message across that love can exist between the same sex, a different race, and it’s not a weird thing, it’s perfectly normal when there is something pure.
The title of the song sounds misleading, but in essence, it is not, as I mentioned before.
Since it’s the animal instincts that guide us even in love.
Instincts should neither be controlled nor ignored, as they are essentially part of the human being.