Following the 2014 release of their debut album, Tyranny, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz return to share “Human Sadness”, a short film featuring an exclusive live performance of the title track.
Conceived by Casablancas and acclaimed director, Warren Fu the film was shot over a ten-month period in New York and Los Angeles featuring each band member in respective vignettes.
According to Casablancas, the concept is loosely based around the final moments of the Titanic when ‘the band played on’, “where at some vague future date everything is going to hell and we just decide to play in our modern-retro rehearsal space as everything is falling apart around us…. and so it ends with the earliest form of music video (the ancient greek ‘zoetrope’ of the leap-froggers) symbol of man endlessy copying each other, trying to get by and out-do each other and survive….we create, desire, seek to be entertainment, and destroy, all while experiencing, propagating and trying to escape pain of some kind.”
Well, here we go: