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Real Estate – Paper Cup

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Our species is messed up. We’ve pooped all over the planet, made weapons of mass destruction and failed to stem the spread of a superior viral being, but we do have one thing we do right – creativity. 

This beautifully batty video for the indie rockers' lead single from their new album The Main Thing, directed by Nick Roney for Stink Films and Callen, is a refreshingly bizarre tale of a giant animatronic guitar-playing woodland critter facing up to the fact that he’s in the sunset of his career.

The band’s frontman Martin Courtney said of the single, “Paper Cup is a song about getting older and realising that being a musician, writing songs, being a guy in a band – this may end up being my life’s work; it's about feeling uncertain of the validity of being an artist in an age of climate change and general political and social unrest around the world.” 

Carry on Courtney, and carry on Roney, we need the sweet music and the cool visuals more than ever now. 

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