Two female rock legends, Debbie Harry and Joan Jett, star side by side in the official video for the new Blondie song, “Doom or Destiny,” which has just premiered online.
“Doom or Destiny” is the lead track off of Blondie’s latest studio album, Pollinator, and features backing vocals by Jett. The irreverent video features Debbie and Joan as newscasters hosting a mind-bending TV news program featuring bizarre and apocalyptic reports, and interrupted by edgy animations, fake commercials and more.
The not-safe-for-work video includes a weather forecast calling for thermonuclear war and seven plagues; a sock puppet resembling President Trump declaring, “Fake news!”; a news crawl featuring various feminist slogans; and a home-shopping network show selling a gold gas mask.
“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,” explains Harry. “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.”
Adds Jett, “Blondie — Debbie, Chris [Stein], Clem [Burke] 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.”
You can watch the “Doom or Destiny” video, which was directed by longtime Blondie collaborator Rob Roth, on the band’s VEVO YouTube channel.
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