PhotoSynthesizers Reveal Daring Single + Video For ‘Ants In The Antennas’
Check out PhotoSynthesizers’ new single and video for their just released song “Ants In The Antennas”.
PhotoSynthesizers, also known as The Ropes-Of-Dope, are a hip-hop rock duo from Richmond, Virginia. The group consists of co-founders Maurice “Barzencode” Osion (copywriter) and Josh Bryant (producer). Barz and Bryant’s art alliance, Rhyme-Rock Hybrid, was formed when the two met through a local release in the group’s hometown. Although Barz and Bryant contribute significantly to the sound of the synthesizers, the duo has accompanied each other in the past with a family of musicians for their live shows. Barz layered rhyme schemes with Bryant’s heavy production of 808, guitars and synthesizers are a double helix of hip-hop and rock that provides the perfect timing for jumping into other musical genres that have shaped their signature sound.
The group shares the release: “Ants In The Antennas” is the first release in a series of music singles and video episodes from PhotoSynthesizer’s newest project, The World’s Fair. The song was written in the summer of 2020 and is inspired by the power of collective consciousness working together to overcome the pandemics our society is facing. COVID and systemic racist injustices against black and brown people. It’s tipped “Ants In The Antennas” because it relates this pooled awareness to the power of ant colonies that are often seen small; However, it is strongest and is transmitted by silent signals such as ant antennas or radio antennas to those with similar frequencies. The song also explores our musical journey as a PhotoSynthesizer returning to our origins of songwriting as a duo.
The video concept developed from a larger series of stories from the overall project The Worlds Fair. The video is a story of those who are adored; However, it has not always been remembered and surrounds the journey through life of two characters living off the grid and sustained by a past of undesirable circumstances. Often forgotten and unnoticed by society, the two characters face their own individual challenges and traumas with the outside world and have to rely on each other to move forward. However, their relationship is rich in complexity, but overall, it is possible that their humanity will be heard. “