Beauty Pill has released their new single and video for “Instant Night.” It is the band’s third record of 2020 and Beauty Pill’s first song without drums. “Instant Night” is also the band’s orchestral release, highlighting the woodwind quartet that fused with the band in 2018 which features Sarah Hughes, the D.C. jazz artist.
The official video for the song features an unusual and provocative, time-lapse film showcasing gifted D.C. illustrator and former Beauty Bill member, Ryan Nelson drawing surreal political portraits in real time.
From Beauty Pill’s Chad Clark
“Instant Night” is out now and the band hopes it will inspire people to vote in the November election. The song uses elliptical lyrics but is certainly Beauty Pill’s most fiercely political work yet.
In the last 6 months you have experienced [A] a plague [B] the deaths of a quarter million of your fellow citizens [C] a race war [D] the government throwing people into unmarked cars [E] the sky turning red and air becoming unbreathable [F] a reckless and literally sick president who openly aspires to be king.
Science fiction authors have warned us about dystopia for a century now. George Orwell warned you. Margaret Atwood warned you. Ira Levin warned you. Aldous Huxley said “Facts do not cease to exist just because they’re ignored.” Philip K Dick, Samuel Delany, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein… they all warned you.
And now we are warning you, I guess.
We hope you to feel it. We hope you act accordingly.