Australia’s heavy fusion/experimental rock band Twelve Foot Ninja are back with their first original music in over four years, releasing the single “Long Way Home” and its accompanying video via Volkanik Music. Watch it below.
The high energy track (produced by Stevic Mackay and mixed by Forrester Savell) is elevated by a frenetic 12-piece orchestra straight out of a Gotham City car chase. With a heavy rock chorus and calamity themed lyrics around civil war between reality and the internet, it’s an unhinged but calculated concoction. The worldwide song debut came via Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin (Liquid Metal).
In true Ninja fashion, fans were given an opportunity to hear the new song early, if they were able to complete the band’s platformer video game (www.unclebrusnik.com) and find all 12 DynaTAC cell phones (circa 1986) strewn throughout the multi-tiered level to unlock the music video. In the first 24 hours of releasing the game it had over 10,000 unique plays in 76 countries.
Mackay, guitarist and creator of the video game that accompanied the song, said, “we tried to create something that harnessed the power of AC/DC with a bend of surrealism, like eating a meat pie through your ear. This song is about the ‘real world’ becoming harder and harder to agree on…I’d rather take the path of resistance, the long way home, than acquiesce to relativism.”
With so much more on the horizon for the band in 2021, this is a brand-new dawn for Twelve Foot Ninja. Fans can expect much more insane hijinks, new sounds, and surprising content to delve into.
“Long Way Home” is available now on all digital stores and streaming platforms and can be accessed at this location.