With the European leg of their ‘CONCRETE FOREVER’ Tour set to begin in just a few days, iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees, Bad Omens, have teamed up with Poppy to deliver an industrial metal collaboration titled “V.A.N” The single, accompanied by a music video, made its exclusive debut on SiriusXM’s Octane and is now officially available to stream everywhere.
Written and produced by Bad Omens‘ frontman Noah Sebastian, the track serves as the first preview of their upcoming album, the ‘CONCRETE FOREVER’ project, also known as ‘CONCRETE JUNGLE OST.’ which they explain to be the experimental extension of their last record, ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND,’ doubles as the soundtrack to their “Concrete Jungle” comic book universe.
The accompanying music video, directed by Garrett Nicholson and Poppy, draws inspiration from the video game “Portal,” the film “Ex Machina,” and “Stranger Things.” The sci-fi thriller unfolds as Poppy portrays a synthetic human subjected to experiments, eventually escaping and embarking on a murderous rampage.
Speaking on the track, frontman Noah Sebastian said-
“That’s a song that started just with the hook ‘Violence against nature,’ and then after saving the project with the acronym and seeing it, we realized it could be fun to think of ‘VAN’ as a name. Thus the rabbit hole of ideas began that led us to decide to write lyrics from the perspective of an artificial intelligence gone rogue.”
Fans across the world can experience “V.A.N” live for the first time on the European leg of Bad Omens‘ ‘CONCRETE FOREVER’ tour with Poppy. The sold-out shows in Cologne, Germany, on January 28 and January 29 will be streamed exclusively on Veeps.
Watch the video for “V.A.N” below.