A closer look: Kids Of The Apocalypse
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One of my top 3 favourites at music is Kids of the Apocalypse, one of those who are located at no location in specific.
They’re incredible in videos, awesome at music, and interesting in backstory…
Backstory you might ask..
Yes, as while they haven’t been open about it themselves, it becomes clear when you go fact-checking.
Let’s not make it difficult, and just start right away.
Starting with the name ” Kids of the Apocalypse”, also know as KOTA.
“Kids” is an American term for the word “Children”.
When you replace “kids”, you will get “Children of the Apocalypse”, or CHOTA.
And before making clear that importance, let’s also look at the logo, to keep it simple, compare it with the Anarchism symbol, just replace the A with an K, and you’re quite done already.
Okay, now you know those facts, you could simply Google “Children of the Apocalypse” to get to the Wikia page of “Fallen Earth”, a MMORPG. (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game)
And the first thing you should notice, yep, the Anarchism symbol is right there in front of you.
Okay, but still, that might be coincidence.
To move on, let’s take a simple look at the explanation of the game “Fallen Earth”.
The Fallen Earth story begins in the 21st Century, when the first in a series of natural disasters hits the United States. As Americans struggle to recover, an investment tycoon named Brenhauer buys a controlling stake in a mega-corporation named GlobalTech. By 2051, he moves his headquarters to the Grand Canyon Province, where GlobalTech eventually creates a self-sufficient economic and military mini-state. Meanwhile, in India and Pakistan, the Shiva virus, named for the dance-like convulsions that it caused in its victims, appears among the human populace. As the infection starts to spread, countries accuse each other of engineering the virus. Political paranoia turns to open aggression and nuclear conflict. The nuclear conflict combined with the virus devastates the planet. Less than one percent of Earth’s population survived the Fall, and the Hoover Dam Garrison and Grand Canyon Province are the only known outposts of human civilization. Outside the protective confines of the Hoover Dam Garrison, the player encounters ruins of the old world, genetically altered creatures, strange technology, and six warring factions. Some factions seek to rebuild the old world, others wish to build a new one in their own image, and some simply desire chaos and anarchy.
Okay, now let’s connect the songs to it all.
The song Empire is obvious, and I doubt that I truly need to explain, with the phrase “What have we, what have we done?” equalling quite a large chunk of the lyrics.
Apart of that, is:
All that got lost, will never come back, so cover your eyes,
and lets forget that and get higher, get higher, EMPIRE.
Out of control, you’re out of your mind,
but if you let go are you going to find that empire, empire, EMPIRE.
Which connects to arrogance and ignorance, directly connecting to Fallen Earth’s American corporation-activity that is stated.
Arrogance and ignorance often moves to paranoia, the reason why at the video game “Fallen Earth” the world got destroyed.
Also notable at the music video of “Empire” itself is the short focus on the years “2062”, “2064”, “2066”, and making it look like it goes on like that.
2062 is the year that is stated at the “Fallen Earth” backstory when “The Fall”, basically the destruction of the world, was over.
Next is the song “Masters of the Sun”. (It was released earlier, but it seemed better to start with Empire because of the shortness of explaining.)
In terms of lyrics, I choose to not say anything, some things could be taken as personal opinions, instead of close to being factual.
However, in terms of the music video, many clues are shown.
First off is right at the start of the video, the spoken text “I’m not doing it, you try calling someone, not just your pep squad, anyone, nobody is home!”, this being a possible reference to Fallen Earth’s few survivors that remained, as to quote the official Fallen Earth information “It’s estimated that less than one out of one-hundred people survived the Fall, and even that sounds generous.”, meaning that there were survivors, only in extreme little amounts, making it quite possible for these 2 to be the only ones who survived.
Next notable part is a sign with “What this world needs is a group hug”, which I doubt needs much explaining with Fallen Earth basically being about the fact that the world got destroyed by aggression.
Moments later in the video we see a screen with all sort of probably missiles being fired around the world, giving the quite obvious connection to the Nuclear conflict, with a few moments later the text “The Earth was ruined by nuclear war.” confirming it again.
(In between there is a quick flare of less than a second saying “Improve your life once 2102”)
Moments later we see the text “Some would say we’re getting there, some would say we are crazy”, now the text “Improving your life once 2102”, an Eagle symbol, the KOTA sign, and a chicken symbol, I am not giving an explanation for that one, I will let you have some fun yourselves.
Moving on we see first the text “Le monde est à vous”, meaning “The world is Yours”, a moment later however “Le monde est à nous”, as the V is replaced with an N, meaning “The World is Ours” instead, connecting to the unity the CHOTA do seem to want, despite their stance against authority.
Lastly we see the image freezing and a pop-up coming saying “The operation completed succesfully”, and thereafter changing into a tidal wave. Possibly connecting to the cleansing of “The Fall” at “Fallen Earth”.
Okay, at this moment it all could be conspiracy what I am telling, and the video of “Don’t give it up” won’t help at that, hence me only sharing one notable fact of that one, which is the text “This is San Francisco, we have reports on New York City, radar sources confirm explosion of nuclear devices, Ladies and Gentlemen, this is..” I shouldn’t need to repeat the connect of this one.
However, the music video of Better Life makes it all up, and makes it one understandable story.
Okay, what you should notice at the video are mutations, scavenging, group movement, and stance against authority.
Now I’m not going to need to anything anymore, as you could find this all by checking the information at the Wikia I gave at the start of this blog post.
Now there are more connections that could be made, but eventually you would already with this be busy quite some time if you want to notice it all yourself, but also fully understand it.
When we look at everything though, the connection of the Fallen Earth’s Children of the Apocalypse and the group Kids of the Apocalypse seem to be quite clear, whether it is truly there, I wouldn’t know, this remains an answer only they themselves could give, whoever they turn out to be…
– I do not claim Kids Of The Apocalypse is based on Fallen Earth’s Children Of The Apocalypse, my only attempt is to make clear that it does seem to be so.
– There was helpful information at the website of the “Kids of the Apocalypse”, sadly this website has gone in the time I have been busy with this blog post, with this information the clarity would be easier.
– Some parts may have become a bit more unclear because of the website being offline, my apologies for this, I tried to fix this, but I wasn’t able to do so at all parts.