Love in the Time of Pestilence / Rock – METAL – Official Video by The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara

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‘Love in the Time of Pestilence’ is an experimental metal track that reflects upon the events of the ongoing pandemic and global crisis. The amplitude waveform of this track, with its peaks and troughs, is in itself a visualisation of the evolution and progression of the pandemic over the course of the year 2020. The spoken lyrics combine original writings with historical quotes in order to remind humanity that if we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.

Composed and recorded during the outbreak of the first wave of Covid-19 in Europe, the artists chose to release this track as Europe goes into a second Lockdown. It is an appeal to humanity and an emergency broadcast to mankind during these trying times.

The accompanying music video is a tribute and homage to all the healthcare professionals around the world who have risked their own lives to save the lives of others. The video documents mankind’s experience of plagues and pandemics over the millennia. This is presented through a corpus of art historical works, archival photographs, and film footage.

The full list of works used in this video can be found here: The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara Music.

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