Jackie Greene's "Modern Lives" Video

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Friday, July 28, 2017

Academy Award-nominated “king of indie animation” Bill Plympton takes viewers on a Technicolor ride to outer space, an underwater world filled with robots, and a concert performed by banjo-slinging aliens in the new video for roots-rocker Jackie Greene’s “Modern Lives."

Set to absurdist lyrics comparing Times Square to a graveyard and a rollicking, fiddle-heavy groove, the seemingly innocuous psychedelic visuals take on a darkly sardonic meaning and reflect the dystopia Greene sees when he looks at “this modern life.”

WATCH the Billboaed premiere of Plympton-animated “Modern Lives”:


“Modern Lives” is the lead single off Greene’s upcoming EP ‘The Modern Lives - Vol 1' out October 13 on The End Records/Blue Rose Music). With wailing electric guitars, sultry piano ballads, and Southern honky-tonk, the six-track EP proves that Greene is “unburdened by adherence to genre” (NPR) and that he has earned his place as a peer to artists the likes of colleagues and friends Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and Chris Robinson.