Crobot and Mascot Records have debuted a new music video for “Low Life” from the band’s upcoming studio album, “Motherbrain,” out globally on Aug. 23 (pre-order here). The clip captures front an Brandon Yeagley as he navigates multiple settings while exhibiting questionable behavior toward the various characters he comes in contact with. Its was directed by David Brodsky and produced by Allison Woest for My Good Eye Music Videos (Clutch, Queensryche, Gwar).
Crobot co-wrote “Low Life” with Jonny Andrews.
“It’s a song we never would’ve written by ourselves,” guitarist Chris Bishop said. ‘That makes it cool. It took us out of our comfort zone.”
“It’s an anthem about this outside perspective on the definition of a lowlife,” Yeagley said. “There’s a misconception that being a touring musician without a lot of money makes you a lowlife, but how is that really any different from the rest of the world? And, if that does make you a lowlife, we’re OK with it!”
During late 2017, Crobot started to write what would become “Motherbrain.” Signing to Mascot Records, the group went from writing at Bishop’s spot in Austin, Texas, to Marietta, Georgia, where they holed up in the studio with Corey Lowery (Seether, Saint Asonia, Sevendust, Stereomud) for a month.
“I think it’s a much darker record, musically, lyrically and thematically,” Yeagley said. “It’s some of the heaviest material we’ve ever done, but it’s also some of the funkiest. e’re widening the Crobot spectrum even more. It’s the catchiest, too. It’s less about wizards and dragons and more about everyday turmoil and the struggles of life. Corey made it digestible and appealing for not just dudes with beards or chicks with dicks.”
“When people hear this, I hope they say, ‘Yeah, that’s Crobot’,” Yeagley said. “We want to maintain our identity from record to record. We always want to be genuine. It’s going to evolve, but it will always be Crobot.”
Earlier this year, Crobot premiered the lead music video for the song “Keep Me Down.”
Crobot has planned four special record release date shows:
8/22 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitas
8/23 Teaneck, NJ Debonair Music Hall
8/24 Andreas, PA Skookstock
8/25 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes