Johannesburg based punk infused rockers Oooth release the video for their track “Need Some Rest”, the 6th video taken from their 2021 SAMA nominated release Nothing’s Gonna Change.
Guitarist, vocalist and chief songwriter Jason Oosthuizen delves into the inspiration behind the lyrics for “Need Some Rest”
“This past almost 2 years have been a struggle for everyone, more than ever before and not just some. I wrote the song with that in mind and personally with what myself, family, friends, and fellow musos experienced, there is not much support from the higher powers.”
“Yet the stress, anxiety and responsibilities just got more. So, when you feel like things are getting too much, scream and shout, it will at least make you feel better for a while. It’s also all we can do while we live in a country with people struggling with these issues on top of poverty and hunger for several years now, all for a select few pockets to tear from the seams with riches.”
Jason Oosthuizen comments on the video for “Need Some Rest”
“Well, it kind of speaks for itself. That ‘devil’, the worry, your subconscious, the stress is dancing on your chest. Our good friend Micolene Greeff played that role perfectly and I, as any person, with these worries on my chest, never able to rest. Also, as everyone knows me by now, or that seen the previous Oooth videos, I love performance videos, so of course it had to be in there with the blood, gloomy scenes coming through from the other scenes.”
This track is definitely one of my favourites on Oooth’s album. The video is a kick-ass part of art (in my books anyways).
You can buy / stream Nothing’s Gonna Change HERE.
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