Boombox band whose frontman Andriy Khlyvnyuk was diagnosed with Covid-19, presented a video for the song Angel.
The song was included in the first part of the band's double album Secret Code: Rubicon.
Angel is a remake of Krykhitka Tsakhes band’s song Angel Like Me. The single was recorded at La Fabrique studio in France.
Stas Hurenko became the director of the music video. According to him, one cannot watch Angel just once because to see all the details and “read” the messages embedded in the video, you have to watch it and often pause it. Each object, and there are many of them in the clip, has its own meaning, with some real stories from the life of our country.
“The clip of Angel is the life of the main character during five minutes and an attempt during these five minutes to show what has been eating away at our country for 30 years since Ukraine's independence: still life scenes are replaced with scenes with Andriy’s singing, jumping, with his body covered with tattoos on criminal, romantic, military and religious themes, with scars and burns. From “a mate” Andriy Khlyvnyuk turns into a character you are unlikely to want to marry your daughter.”
Dutch still life, if you look closely, is not innocent paintings with flowers and fruits, which you pace from in museums, but a reflection of today and it is a frightening reflection. Fruits next to the fragments of real shells, the draft bill covered with cigar ash, a bloody gas mask supports a homemade icon, caviar mixed with AK-47 shell casings.
In the finale, the hero of Andriy Khlyvnyuk gets a tattoo – it is real, but who got this tattoo in fact? As it turned out, it was the clip director - Stas Hurenko.
The whole album is here: