Music Video Premiere from My Personal Murderer

For fans of My Personal Murderer, the melancholic post-punk band from Ukraine, 2013 has been a very good year.  Band members Yevgen Chebotarenko, Yuriy Kononov and Maksim Kovalchyk gave a stunning, live, semi-acoustic performance in their native city of Odessa in May of this year. The band then released a new single, “Singing for a Doomed Youth” in July; premiered its first live music video in August; followed by the release of a new live album, Near the Black Sea, in September.  And today Fourculture is pleased to premiere My Personal Murderer’s new music video for their single, “Singing For a Doomed Youth.”

Singer and composer Chebotarenko is known for brooding lyrics that explore the individual experience as metaphor for the universal struggle against overwhelming outside forces. “Singing For a Doomed Youth” is no exception. A dark song about a father’s incestuous love for his daughter, it is a reflection on the collective idea of a ‘doomed youth’; those who are born into circumstances that, though not of their choosing, nonetheless doom them to a life of struggle and conflict. In this captivating video, My Personal Murderer imagines love, compassion, cold and chaos in human form.  And though the video’s imagery of a cold writhing humanity is at times uncomfortable to watch, when paired with the haunting and powerful beauty of Chebotarenko’s vocals it is impossible to be unaffected by it.

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