James Deacon is a SOuth African musician and singer-songwriter. Recently he released a new EP titled Renegade. We introduced him with the track “Shine“. Now he’s back with the official video for the track “Mr Misery“. It was directed by Eric T Graham. He explains the theme and concept for the video, saying “Being heavily restricted by lockdown, I knew I wanted to incorporate and use the restrictions as an advantage, rather than having the video postponed. I took an antagonistic approach towards the current circumstances and restrictions put in place by the overarching pandemic and the South African government’s response towards it.

The music video introduces us to the band wearing face masks, staying the appropriate distance from one another and applying hand sanitiser. Monitoring an empty street at night, the band addresses the situation head-on with withered statements on cardboard (all of which being segments from local headlines). The main theme would be questioning and confronting reality, authority and the layered response from our government.”

Watch it below.