Psychedelic garage rockers King Khan & The Shrines just released a new video for the track "Born To Die," off their latest album, Idle No More. The video itself pays tribute to Alejandro Jodorowsky, Chilean-French surrealist filmmaker and spiritual guru.
Frontman King Khan is presented in the beginning of the clip while a comet hurdles towards him. From then on we are shown an eclectic assortment of images. There are electric chairs, minotaurs, flowering cadavers and a rather frisky couple dressed in 17th-century garb. It's all very enigmatic, but during a press release King Khan reveals the meaning behind it all:
"I was really inspired by this story I once read about Marie Laveau, the legendary voodoo priestess of New Orleans. They say that she was asked to help with a court case where an innocent Creole man was falsely accused for something and was supposed to be sentenced to death. She stood outside of the courtroom every day and put some very hot chiles in her mouth and held them there for the entire time the court was in session for days, with tears rolling down her face constantly. The man was set free. I wanted to show Louis the 14th ordering modern executions to show folks that things have really not changed much. The powers that be are still these royal families that call all the shots. I still believe there is a ray of hope that comes from some mysterious spiritual place."
Source: Noisey YouTube Channel