Continuing to push their creative boundaries during the relentless pandemic, Trophy Knives has continued to create a body of work that is arguably one of their most exciting, diverse, and intricate pieces of endeavor with the launch of their new single and video entitled ‘Smokescreen’. ‘Smokescreen’ is the sixth official single off Trophy Knives’ upcoming sophomore record, ‘Look the Other Way’ scheduled to be released in September 2022.
This time around, the three-piece punk band that includes Vinesh Muniandy (vocals), Sani Khalid (lead guitar and vocals), and Ryan Lee Bhaskaran (drums), has opted to collaborate with Nas, of the legendary ska-punk band, Plague Of Happiness based in Johore Bahru to diversify their ways of channeling their creativity and discontent.
The music video was produced and directed by Adam Sofian off Bsync Productions, and the band confirmed that this music video was birthed as a result of yet another collaboration with Cendana Malaysia, Penjana as well as MyCreative Ventures.
Frontman Vinesh Muniandy said, “Smokescreen is an anthem about how, as a society, oppression and gaslighting has been so normalized in our day-to-day lives, and how we should get rid of these rose-colored glasses that we’ve been wearing and retaliate. The young generation especially should be able to voice out their opinion on important matters. It is not a happy song but then again this isn’t happy times.”
Vinesh also adds, “Plague Of Happiness has always been our favorite local punk band and by collaborating with Nas, we have fulfilled a personal dream of ours. We believe in collaboration and for us to have him share some of the magic that he has created down south is an absolute honor. He absolutely killed it on this track!”