Introducing Video of the Week from Wales Arts Review. We’ll be showcasing some of the best new art in Wales with a new video shared every week. From music to drama and everything in between, videos will not be limited by medium. Today we take a look at the video for ‘Get the Jab Done’ from Goldie Lookin Chain.
Newport’s Goldie Lookin Chain have released the video for their latest track, ‘Get the Jab Done’, aimed at promoting the COVID vaccine to the general public. In Goldie Lookin Chain’s well-known satirical style, the song makes a number of cultural references – including “I’ve got 99 problems but a jab ain’t one” – and follows on from last years releases: ‘Covidiot‘ and ‘The Self Isolation Rap‘.
The band said the track was motivated by their longing to get back to playing publicly to a live audience – something which is beginning to look more possible thanks to the vaccination programme. Wales has had a very successful vaccination campaign with over two million adults now fully vaccinated; unvaccinated members of the public are now being asked to come forward to receive their vaccine without needing an appointment. All 16 and 17-year-olds are also now being offered the vaccine across Wales.
Speaking about the release of ‘Get the Jab done’, GLC band member Rhys, said: “We are all well excited to be getting back on stage and into the studio now that everyone is getting the vax. We should all be able to get back to work safely now. […]The GLC have always said “safety in numbers”, it’s about everyone getting together for the collective good. Getting the jab not only protects you, but others as well. We have to work together and it’s so easy. We thought we would add to the songs we have been doing over Lockdown to help get the message out. Get both jabs if you haven’t already, the people down at the centres are well nice and it’s free too! And then come see us on tour, clarts!”
You can watch the video for ‘Get the Jab Done’ below.