Language Arts Unearths '80s Nostalgia with "Blood Flow" Video
Published Apr 16, 2021Nova Scotia-based art-pop project Language Arts returns with a new single titled "Blood Flow," releasing the track alongside a Britton Proulx-created video that taps into some serious '80s and '90s nostalgia.
Language Arts teamed with producers David Bottrill and Joel Stouffer for the song, and in healing from a traumatic brain injury, frontwoman Kristen Cudmore mapped out a collection of sounds that "travel through [her] mind."
Here's what she had to say about the release:
This goes out to a generation who grew up under the strobe of 1980s and '90s pop culture. Those who chewed on 'Bonkers,' hopped on a 'pogo ball,' and ate sugar-dusted cereals for breakfast. Once, so blissfully unaware that "this is your brain... and this is your brain on drugs" messaging didn't apply to the 'Ritalin' prescriptions that were needlessly handed out to the kiddos. A time when the 'arcade games came home' and Pee-Wee's Playhouse was sandwiched between every possible transforming toy a child could imagine.
Nostalgia is so warm but also disturbing to wonder how much it formed who one is today, ever so hungry for dreams to come true at the expense of 'sinking someone else's battleship.' From this 'view master' or on 'these big wheels,' our generation has gone to places we never thought we would because we got so comfortable shining in front of the 'lightbright,' we stopped to actually feel the blood flow in our veins. Remember?
Watch the video for "Blood Flow" below.