Bukowski-named Florida rockers Hot Water Music have premiered the video for their song “State of Grace,” a track off their latest record, Exister. Both the song and video are potent condemnations of society’s preoccupation with artificiality — specifically, in reference to food. “State of Grace” was inspired by “an infectious epidemic of health problems caused by the constant consumption of genetically modified food and non-organic farming continued to run on chemicals or additives,” singer Chuck Ragan explained to Rolling Stone. Though a bit heavy handed with the message, the video’s critique of artificial food — and by extension, modern life — is nonetheless enjoyable and the song is a forceful, frenetic delight.
Exister, Hot Water Music’s first release in eight years, is out now via Rise.
STREAM: Hot Water Music – “State of Grace”