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Johnny Marr shares burning disco single "Armatopia"

22 February 2019, 11:42 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Johnny Marr gets down to disco on the weekend-ready new single "Armatopia".

Of "Armatopia", Marr says, ""Armatopia" is the odd state we find the ecology and ourselves in today. Have those in control made people feel like there’s only one thing left they can do? "We’re smoking till we burn out", so we dance and party. It’s Eco-Disco for 2019".

Video director Kris Rimmer expands, "Johnny and I wanted to work with the idea that even when the future of a person seems bleak and uncertain, they can still choose to pursue pleasure and self-indulgence. In this case, that hedonism is embodied in our four main characters. We chose the derelict tower block to contrast their eccentricities and followed them on a journey to "the last place on earth left open". There seems to be something quite significant about finding romance in the last days of existence".

"Armatopia" is Marr's first single since his 2018 Call The Comet album.

Johnny Marr's new single is out now. He'll tour North America in April and May. Find out more. Revisit our Nine Songs with Johnny Marr.
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