Plastic Barricades – “Optimist”

London’s Alt Indie duo Plastic Barricades release “Optimist,” a message of positivity as part of their LP Self-Theories, available this Summer 2020.

Popular bands Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Coldplay, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Placebo, Snow Patrol, The Shins, Nirvana and many others, inspire Plastic Barricades to experiment with their musical styles, sounds and approach. Their unique perspective for the visuals and concept of the song is evident through their choice to use miniature pieces to tell their story.

“Optimist” details how life is all about how we view the situations in our lives and how we choose to overcome them. They place a focus on how the Australia fires, Amazon burnings, seas rising, air pollution and full trash dumps are issues that can cause great pain but being pessimistic about them isn’t going to help fix the issues.

As the second single from their upcoming LP Self-Theories,the single has become very important to the duo. The DIY music video is unlike any music video we’ve seen. It features 8 houses, 8 cars, plenty of glassware and trees, 300 cast members and around 20 buckets of water that came together to showcase cool, visuals.

“Pessimism is choosing defeat, choosing not to act, choosing to accept the situation. We’ve made this mess. We need to clean it up. It starts and ends with us,” Plastic Barricades said.

Watch as “Optimist” continues to inspire listeners throughout the world and unite to keep the optimism alive.


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