Baïki is a Belgian band that includes Phil on guitar and vocals, MarcDo on guitar and backing vocals, Hugues on drums, and bROCKy on bass. Their songs are thought-provoking, challenging, and sometimes even borderline disturbing, and they wouldn't settle for anything else. Their intention isn't to be political, but they want their listeners to perceive the world from a fresh perspective. Their songs explore the complexities of human nature, as we strive to fit in while constantly being pulled in different directions by our emotions and desire to be free. The word Baïki ("Buy-Key") is derived from the Polish word 'Bajki', which means 'tales or stories'.
The band released their latest single, 'Les boites', on October 13th, 2023, which means 'The Boxes' in French. The song is about challenging societal norms. In the music video, four boxes are protesting against a producer who wants them to choreograph their own music video. The music video is effectively ruined by the boxes throughout the video as they do their own thing. The video encourages the listener to consider how they can alter their situation and not conform to the crowd. Watching this video elicits a wide range of emotions and opinions from me.
It's an intriguing song because it's both catchy and thought-provoking. The lyrics are clever and the production is excellent. The music video is well-crafted and enhances the song's overall effect. While the music video may appear strange at first, it becomes more powerful when you understand the message the musicians are trying to convey. The song's message is about the dangers of conformity and the significance of self-discipline. Today's society makes this message more relevant than ever. I very much enjoyed this production, and I hope you will too by listening to it on all streaming platforms!
Listen to "Les boites" on Spotify here -
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