Today Blondie have released the music video for “Doom Or Destiny,” the opening track off of their new album Pollinator. The video casts Debbie Harry and special guest Joan Jett as news anchors in a wild alternate reality, where the President is a saggy puppet and the weather seems to indicate the imminent apocalypse. Or wait, that might actually just be our reality?
It’s a highly satirical commentary on the current political, social, and environmental turmoil, which seems to be reaching a breaking point. The song is written by Harry and Blondie’s Chris Stein, and the video directed by longtime collaborator Rob Roth.
Debbie says of the video:
“We wanted to comment on the bizarre state of media and news in the current political ‘idiocracy’ we are watching play out in real time and create our own news channel that dealt with current issues such as the environmental collapse, fossil fuels, bee population decline, global warming, sexism, patriarchy, Trump and Russia, feminism, consumerism, the marketing of war and more.”
The video is aware and funny, only heightened by the appearance of Jett. She explained in a statement: “Blondie – Debbie, Chris, Clem and everybody – have been my friends for more decades than I care to admit. They have their own style and were pioneers of the modern age of punk and rock. I am so proud to have been invited to contribute to ‘Doom or Destiny,’ I love the music and I love the message.”
Take a look below.