Chase and Paige Duddy are two siblings from Los Angeles who have come together to create XYLO, a formidable indie rock band with a taste for eerie electro. Their latest music video for single “Fools Paradise” is a melancholy pop track dripping in heartache over the current state of affairs in our country, the United States.

The apocalyptic video sends a call to action aimed at today’s youth to decide whether they want to live in the “Fool’s Paradise” being laid out for them. The lyrics, while not overpowering the song’s sultry sound, are a pleading cry for Americans to wake up and see where our future is headed. The video splices between shots of barbed wire, high walls, surveillance cameras, and social unrest while XYLO performs their angry number in front of an American flag.

“Fool’s Paradise was influenced by our country’s current political circus” the artists stated honestly. “We wanted to create a music video that sets a jarring and moody tone which reflects some of our frustrations with government.”

Here’s a taste of the lyrics to get you prepared:
“Turn off the TV, your suit and tie and hair all wrong
I had a bad dream, your face was on a dollar bill
Temperature rising, a private jet plane takes you home
All hail your new king, the crowd, they cheer, but they can’t hear”

To find out how it all ends, watch the video here:

XYLO is heading on an US tour with THE NAKED AND FAMOUS this fall, check out the tour dates below:


Oct 26 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Oct 27 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Oct 28 Vancouver, Canada @ The Vogue Theatre
Oct 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Deposit
Oct 31 Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre
Nov 02 F Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Nov 04 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Nov 05 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Nov 06 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
Nov 07 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Nov 08 Toronto, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall
Nov 10 Boston, MA @ Royale
Nov 12 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Nov 14 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Nov 15 Washington, DC @ The Lincoln Theatre
Nov 17 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
Nov 18 Richmond, VA @ The National
Nov 19 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Nov 20 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Nov 22 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
Nov 23 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Nov 25 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 26 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov 28 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Nov 30 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre

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