As It Is Release Video For New Single 'The Stigma (Boys Don't Cry)
As It Is have today their brand new single, 'The Stigma (Boys Don't Cry)', with a powerful accompanying music video. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming new album, 'The Great Depression', released on August 10th on Fearless Records.
Speaking of 'The Stigma', the band say, “This song and video tackle toxic masculinity, and the long overdue need to rebel and speak out against outdated ideals that to this day continue to threaten individuality. The eponymous ‘stigma’ is that sense of blemish and shame so often associated with showing and expressing emotion, that causes too many to hide who they are. It is totally acceptable to show feeling; it is real and human to do so, and not something that should be arbitrarily gendered and hidden from view. In these increasingly disconnected times, where empathy is seemingly on a decline at many levels of everyday modern life, it is vital to stand up against such outdated tropes.” Directors Our World Is Grey add, "The message behind The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry) is one of equality, something that we are both massively behind. We wanted to blend both early 2000’s Emo Rock videos with modern cinematography. We had an amazing team of actors and supporting creatives with us on set who also shared our passion in bringing this concept to life. We hope you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed creating it.”