We live in uncertain times, and Newcastle-born three-piece KYOTI have produced the dystopian party tune to match our collective anxiety. Melding elements of synth-pop, dance, and jazz, and with an unmistakable hook, ‘Restart The World’ looks to a future where humanity is given a second chance without the shackles of our post-industrial and technology-obsessed world.
Speaking about the track, the band said:
“Restart The World is about feeling powerless in a quickly changing world. We are slowly losing our humanity and giving it over to machines. Our collective memory is being eroded, falling in to the endless sea. We need to start again.”
Discussing the concept behind the dance moves in the video Nuri Moseinco directed video, choreographer Katy Higgins added:
“I took influence from the lyrics and created movement that represented the overall concept of ‘Restart the World’. During the verses the movement is strict and rigid to emphasise the idea that humanity is being given over to machines. The chorus introduces more expansive and erratic movements, a representation of humans overthrowing the power that machines hold over us. The pattern of the jackets the dancers are wearing continually change, but at the end of the track they are wearing matching pale pink blazers to signify a fresh restarting of the world.”