Speaking of the video, the band say, "Wicked & Bad is a mosh pit, festival ready banger and when we were thinking about what the video would look like we just knew it had to be shot in Jamaica, and having complete creative control and being in complete control of the budget, we were able to just get up and do exactly that!”
“I [Bobby] reached out to Yannick Reid who is an incredible director in Jamaica and works with Koffee, Protoje, Lila Ike to name a few, he loved the track and came back with a vision that matched perfectly with what we were thinking, even down to the DIY flame thrower which is a cultural staple of dancehalls in Jamaica, it just fits with the song perfectly.
“We used a completely local crew and I styled the outfits. Being a jungle type of track I knew I had to pull out some vintage Moschino pieces which were popular in the UK jungle raves back in the day. It’s the focus track from the new album so we knew it had to make an impact when we released it and this video helps us do just that!”
Discussing their new album, the follow-up to 2020's We Live Here, the duo say: "This album comes at a very strange time. It was initially meant to come out much earlier but certain things weren't in place for us to do so. I say it comes at a strange time because we wrote it before the major attention on the cost of living crisis that so many of us are suffering from at the moment due to greedy government policies that have left people choosing between heating and eating but it seems as though the album is more relevant now than it could have ever been, which is an incredibly sad thing to realise about your own artistic creation, but a sadder thing to realise about the state of this country and the so-called leaders in charge of it.
"The album is a detailing of various interactions with money from all the walks of life that we have witnessed or been part of, some of them dangerous, some of them musical, some monotonous, some less glamorous than others but all of them important in their own way. This is the best musical output of our career so far and it brings us immense joy to finally offer it to people, but it brings us immense sadness to be so accurate with the relevancy of the subject matter throughout."
Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life is out now on the band's own Ghost Theatre label.
The duo have lined up some in-store appearances next week to support the release. See them at:
Apr 25: Rough Trade Nottingham
Apr 27: Rough Trade Bristol
Apr 28: Rough Trade East London