There are plenty of demons to inspire the bleakest of musical creations, and Nola’s ANARETA taps into the depths of human greed and depravity on their new single “Black Snake.” This blackened-orchestral doom epic describes the voracious, soulless sucking of parasitic corporate desire on the lifeblood of our planet. We have triumphed in our power to kill everything around us for profit, and we’ve built an entire system of planetary genocide to support it. “Black Snake” is powerfully melodic and devastatingly heavy in both its sound and message, and the visuals by Beau Patrick Coulon show us just how deep our disconnection from self and symbiosis has gotten. It’s off their debut record Fear Not which comes out on April 7th — get it here. Right now, watch our premiere of ANARETA’s video for “Black Snake” and channel your impending sense of doom into a will to change the system that chooses poison over person.
“Black Snake” is a recognition of the horrific and destructive forces of the oil industry and the commercial infrastructures that are imposed on our lands and across our waterways. The title stems from a Lakota prophecy of a black snake that would cross the land causing destruction and poisoning waters, and was widely used during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests to refer to the toxic contamination that oil pipelines produce across our land. These issues are not isolated, but global, as industry everywhere continues to contaminate and compromise our natural resources. This song is about water. Water is life, and through water everything is connected. With rage and grief we recognize what we have lost as water turns black.ANARETA
Music video by Beau Patrick Coulon
Shot and Edited by Beau Patrick Coulon
Production Assistance by Rizzo Macedonia Lopez
Super 8 Film and Processing by Pro8mm
Stock Footage Licensed by Adobe Stock
“Black Snake” by Anareta