Nick Flessa Shares Music Video for “The Investors”

Today, LA-based experimental indie artist Nick Flessa shares a new music video for his single “The Investors”. The song is from Flessa’s 2020 country-disco-karaoke romp Hey Partner (Different Pep) and the video is animated and directed by Rasterbahn. In their first collaboration, the duo teams up to spin a “guillotine karaoke” diabolical capitalist fantasy. It’s a cathartic mix of voluptuous narrative animation, dialectical stock footage, and singalong moments with revolutionary overtones.

On the video, Flessa and Rasterbahn share: “This video and song address the injustices perpetrated by a neoliberal system that exploits and punishes everyone except the wealthy and pushes our planet further towards climate catastrophe. We see injustice in the complacent way the art world has served as a weapon of class warfare by valuing the investments of the rich, luxury class over its own artists and workers. We imagine art as something more than a tax write-off for the ultra-wealthy; we wonder if we can apply our skills to fight injustice by building an animated guillotine. In a world of bankrupt promises of prosperity and endless greedy resource extraction where the Big Dog’s office is way larger than our austere abodes, decapitating the unjust system may be the only meaningful investment we can make.”