Industrial-tinged and true crime-inspired duo Skynd is the dark creative outlet and the alter ego of its lead singer, Skynd, and producer and multi-instrumentalist, Father. They are back with a new song and video that continues their exploration of the darkest and most disturbing parts of the human psyche and furthers their delightfully creepy aesthetic.
Skynd are for taking inspiration from inexplicable and brutal criminal cases and the mystery surrounding unsolved deaths and transforming them into songs, “I always wanted to write about Jim Jones because I've long been fascinated by how easily people are manipulated when it comes to religion. It was interesting how people followed him while ignoring all of the facts to the contrary about who he truly was. We put the facts of the story into music. I was also intrigued by the audio tapes of him talking his followers into suicide, I knew I had to write about it.”
“Although this horrible mass suicide happened 30 years ago, this case, at its core, is more relevant than ever”, says Father , “Where it has always been easy for religious leaders and governments to brainwash people, it became very easy for the silver-tongued Joe Blow to do so in recent years through the help of social media and the internet. Through the invention of the World Wide Web, we've been promised the age of information, which ironically became the age of misinformation. It is now harder than ever to tell the difference between the facts and what's fake. Could this development lead to a fatal event like in 1979, but on a global scale? It's harder to imagine that it couldn't.”
Last year, Skynd arrived on the scene with a debut EP featuring three songs and videos that nodded to infamous serial killers. Chapter 1 included ‘Elisa Lam’, ‘Gary Heidnik’, which features a cameo from Korn frontman and true crime aesthete Jonathan Davis, and ‘Richard Ramirez’.
SKYND LIVE DATES:
5/9 — The Great Escape — Brighton, UK
6/14 — Download Festival — Donnington, UK