California’s glam metal exports Steel Panther are doing their part to share the message that things aren’t always what they seem online with their new music video for “On Your Instagram”. The band felt it was important to issue this public service announcement that aligns with the lyrics from the fan-favorite track off Steel Panther‘s latest album, “On The Prowl”.
The song talks about how the Instagram age of fake setups and heavily filtered photos has ruined society. It is only being exacerbated with recent AI (Artificial Intelligence) craze. The J.T. Arbogast-directed video follows the assistants of two social media influencers as they question the false realities they are perpetuating for their bosses. The influencer’s worlds come down when the assistants quit after deciding to be the real version of themselves. The band — Michael Starr (lead vocals),Satchel (lead guitar),Spyder (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums) — performs the poignant song in an arcade as Starr reflects: “Such a beautiful filter. Like God himself had built her. Where’s the girl that I know on your Instagram?”
Last month, Steel Panther announced a holiday tour in support of its latest album. The “On The Prowl Winter Holidaze” tour is set to kick off this December. Steel Panther will be stuffing stockings for all the naughty housewives on the 12-city trek that will kick off on December 1 in Cleveland, Ohio and wrap up in St. Louis, Missouri on December 17.
The tour will make stops in Flint, Michigan (December 5),Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (December 10) and Louisville, Kentucky (December 16),among others. Spreading holiday cheer with Steel Panther are Seattle rockers Moon Fever.