Watch Johnny Marr’s end-of-the-world video for new “eco-disco” single ‘Armatopia’

It's Marr's first release of 2019

Johnny Marr has shared the new video for his latest single ‘Armatopia’ – check it out below.

The song is Marr’s first release of 2019, with the musician saying of the song: “‘Armatopia’ is the odd state we find the ecology and ourselves in today. Have those in control made people feel like there’s only one thing left they can do? ‘We’re smoking till we burn out’, so we dance and party. It’s Eco-Disco for 2019.”

Check out the clip for ‘Armatopia’ below.


Speaking about the concept behind the video for ‘Armatopia’, director Kris Rimmer said: “Johnny and I wanted to work with the idea that even when the future of a person seems bleak and uncertain, they can still choose to pursue pleasure and self-indulgence. In this case, that hedonism is embodied in our four main characters.

“We chose the derelict tower block to contrast their eccentricities and followed them on a journey to “the last place on earth left open”. There seems to be something quite significant about finding romance in the last days of existence.”

Marr released his third studio album ‘Call The Comet’ last year.

Marr will embark on a North American tour from late April through May, and he’ll play at All Points East Festival on May 25 as part of the supporting bill for headliners The Strokes.