Ela Minus has shared the video for “megapunk” and while the message is timely, the video is claustrophobic, swirly and it may be seizure-inducing. It’s rock and roll for sure. Give it a viewing or two below.
Colombia-born/raised and Brooklyn-based musician Ela Minus debuts her new single, “megapunk,” via Domino. It follows “they told us it was hard, but they were wrong,” an invigorating single Minus released this spring that was recently remixed by Fort Romeau, DJ Python and buttechno. “megapunk” is on the same motivating wavelength. It’s driven by an array of shifting instrumentation – blipping techno, a thumping drum beat, and Minus’ tempered vocals. Written last year and prescient given today’s progressive social movements, “megapunk” is defiant, and an encouraging reminder to surge forward, despite resistance: “you don’t want to understand // you’re choosing to lead us apart // but against all odds // you still won’t make us stop.”
Ela comments, “When I wrote this song last year, I was worried it would lose context if not released immediately. I could not have been more wrong. This is the perfect time to put this out. We have to keep going. Ánimo y fuerza.”