By JOHN DALY
Johnny Marr has released the video for the song “Armatopia,” an updated new wave-style track with a party-or-die vibe.
Marr plays solo karaoke singer in the video whose message seems to be: If the world is coming to an end, there’s nothing we can do except to go out dancing.
There’s a New Order-style sound to the music, and Marr appears to have taken a page from the book of Bernard Sumner, his former bandmate from Electronic in the retro avant-garde work.
Directing the video is Kris Rimmer. In the video, Marr as stagebound karaokeist gets the action going, changing a bleak Moose Lodge setting to hopping party.
Johnny Marr – Armatopia: