Industrial doom duo Chiildren have been busy of late, putting together a delightfully creepy video for their cover of pop powerhouse Rihanna's track Bitch Better Have My Money.
The cover is dark and abrasive, and as far as pop to heavy conversions goes, it probably one of the best we've heard in terms of the artist making it their own.
The video itself is pretty fucked up and wacky, like the lovechild of Marilyn Manson and Die Antwoord. Here's what the guys had to say about it:
“The song is a nostalgic throwback to the metal (nu, and otherwise) of our youth. It’s also a tribute to one of the most influential pop artists of the 21st century: Rihanna.
“The music video is a ‘story of America.’
“We start with a young woman in colonial garb, referencing the early days of our republic. She fans herself with a symbol from another age: JFK’s ‘camelot.’
“White, Christian ghouls – part black metal, part black Friday – enter. They’re consumed by the protestant work ethic and the the spirit of capitalism. They’ll do anything to acquire more gold.
“Flash-forward to the time of the cowboy. To the gold rush. It’s an era marked by vast real estate development, environmental decimation, and the illusion of prosperity.
“Our Ghouls carry on towards the American Dream.
“Finally, we arrive at the present. We find a Southern California millennial, wearing Gucci sunglasses and a UCLA t-shirt – semiotic clues to his class and aspirations. But rising student debt and stagnant wages have priced him out of happiness. His body has failed him. He’s been left out on the street.
“There’s a glimmer of hope at the end, via the depiction of our vomiting Ghoul. Has he started to purge his toxic ideology? Or is he nearing a state of diabetic shock? The video leaves these questions unresolved. LOL.”