Satellite Citi has released their music video for the song “Undead”. It showcases the difficulties the LGBTQ+ community go through on a daily basis; prepared to give a voice to those who are rarely heard. The visual transports a struggling teen into a video game setting; defeating those who wish to cause harm.
For those of you who don’t know; Satellite Citi are a Los Angeles-based alt-rock duo consisting of Anna Gevorkian (vocals/drums) and Shaunt Sulahian (guitars/backing vocals). After working on solo projects, they ended up collaborating, realising they’re much better together. They’ve been working with producer Brad Wood (Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins) on their debut EP Negative Space. It will be released in January 2018 – we cannot wait!
“Undead” is the lead single from the EP. Anna Gevorkian said: “The underlying theme in our music would be overcoming negative energy, hence the EP title, Negative Space. We want our music to encourage people to stand up when they’ve fallen.”
The music video was directed by Powell Robinson and Patrick Young. It is an inspiring visual that we’re sure will help spread, not only their message; but, confidence, love, and positivity. Being strong certainly helps you to deal with the troubles that you go through.
Watch The Music Video For Satellite Citi’s “Undead” Here:
The music video follows a troubled LGBTQ teen (played by Tonatiuh Elizarraraz) who is struggling after being kicked out of their home; as well as being constantly harassed by their peers. Tonatiuh Elizarraraz ends up walking into an abandoned warehouse; he stumbles across a video gaming machine that sends out electric sparks.
Sending out sparks, the game transforms Tonatiuh Elizarraraz into the player chosen on the screen; this includes some great fashion pieces, such as a leather biker jacket and some boots, as well as some make-up. Tonatiuh Elizarraraz looks stylish, on-point, incredible, and fierce.
Level one of the game sees the main character, called Kitty, blast the two thugs from the scene before – who spray-painted the car – with a blue ray gun. The character drops down a manhole and lands in a prison. With two handguns, Kitty shoots at the zombie-like aliens, who are wearing orange jumpsuits, and frees his two mates. These two people are Anna Gevorkian and Shaunt Sulahian – Satellite Citi – in character form. They also appear in human form, at the warehouse, beside Tonatiuh Elizarraraz.
Together they defeat the guards and decide to team up to defeat the evil corporopod, who just happens to be Kitty’s father.
The video is flat-out inspiring to every single generation of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a visual that will spread hope and positivity, as well as strength. We all need Satellite Citi in our lives; they are reshaping rock music as we know it; prepared to send out inspiring music for the world to hear.