Kids are dictators in Young Fathers’ new video “Toy”

“Toy” is one of the highlights off of Young Fathers‘ new album “Cocoa Sugar,” out now via Ninja Tune.

Back in March, Scottish trio Young Fathers shared their third album “Cocoa Sugar,” featuring the singles “Lord” and “In My View“. Today, they offer the video treatment to one of the other highlights from the LP: “Toy.” The video was directed by Stink Films director Salomon Ligthelm, who already signed the visuals of their single “Mr Martyr” back in 2014. In this new video, kids take power in a dictatorial way.

About the video, director Salomon Ligthelm detailed:

The tone of the track is so visceral and abrasive, which I think marries the political subject matter perfectly. I honestly just really like the idea of seeing dictators behaving like spoilt little children – pissed with the world, because things aren’t going their way. Looking at the political climate of our time, I’d say truth is certainly stranger than fiction.

Young Fathers are in the middle of a tour and you can check their remaining itinerary below:

05/01 Brooklyn, NY – Zone One at Elsewhere (Sold Out)

05/02 Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge (Sold Out)

05/03 Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba Hollywood *6pm In-Store

05/04 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl++

05/05 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl++

05/25 London, UK – All Points East

05/26 Belfast, Ireland – BBC Biggest Weekend Festival

06/02 Edinburgh, Scotland – Hidden Door Festival

06/08 Helsinki, Finland – Sideways Festival

06/09 Milan, Italy – RADAR Festival

06/15 Mannheim, Germany – Maikmarkt-Gelande

06/15 St Austell, UK – The Eden Project**

06/16 St Austell, UK – The Eden Project**

06/17 Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby Festival

06/21 Bucharest, Romania – Arenele Romane**

06/23 Budapest, Hungary – Papp László Budapest Sportaréna**

06/25 Istanbul, Turkey – Zorlu Performing Arts Center**

06/29 Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival

07/12 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival 2018

07/14 Bilbao, Spain – BBK 2018

08/30 Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Ireland – Electric Fields

++with LCD Soundsystem & Yeah Yeah Yeahs

**with Massive Attack

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