Blondie Releases Irreverent, Politically & Socially-Charged Video with Joan Jett
Blondie have released their irreverent video for “Doom Or Destiny,” the opening track on their acclaimed 11th studio album Pollinator.
“Doom Or Destiny” sets an agenda in true Blondie style and brings together music icons Debbie Harry and Joan Jett for a potent pairing – the results are both provocative and hilarious. Inspired by the current political landscape and social turmoil across the globe, the video sees Debbie and Joan (on backing vocals) taking over a news broadcast, loaded with apocalyptic weather reports, feminist statements, satirical fake news and a presidential sock puppet receiving comeuppance. Director Rob Roth produces a fierce and fun, female-driven ode to the punk era. Written by Blondie co-founders Chris Stein and Debbie Harry, “Doom or Destiny” is loaded with commentary on today’s state of affairs through a lens that only Blondie can create.
“We wanted to comment on the bizarre state of media and news in the current political ‘idiocracy’ we are watching play out in real time and create our own news channel that dealt with current issues such as the environmental collapse, fossil fuels, bee population decline, global warming, sexism, patriarchy, Trump and Russia, feminism, consumerism, the marketing of war and more,” says Debbie Harry.
“Blondie – Debbie, Chris, Clem and everybody have been my friends for more decades than I care to admit. They have their own style and were pioneers of the modern age of punk and rock. I am so proud to have been invited to contribute to ‘Doom or Destiny’, I love the music and I love the message,” says Joan Jett.