With its 1986 debut album Private Revolution, along with the rest of its catalog, due for reissue starting in January, World Party founder Karl Wallinger couldn't resist the opportunity to address the state of the world in a new video for the single "Ship of Fools," premiering exclusively below.
"It's just too tempting, isn't it," says Wallinger, who teamed with director Nigel Dick on the politically charged clip. The "Ship of Fools" video is jammed with newsreel footage of the events of the day, including Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Stormy Daniels, refugee camps, environmental crises and more, accompanied by a lyric scroll. It ends with the declaration "Now more than ever."
"The world is in such a state," Wallinger says. "The situation is getting crazy, isn't it? It's so ridiculous, this whole situation, mind-blowingly unintelligible. We were thinking about how do you make a comeback and decided to get very cynical. It's a crazy place now, and people kept saying to me that it seems 'Ship of Fools' is more relevant today than when we put it out. So (the video) just came about, really. We wanted to do something -- anything."