The song, which was announced since last year, is one of the songs off Aoki’s album “Neon Future I”. To keep up with the futuristic theme of his album, the music video is unsurprisingly a cinematic piece set in the post-apocalyptic future.
The video made its exclusive debut on 18th August at Billboard and is directed by Aaron Grasso and produced by Lord Danger. Featuring some spacey special effects, it seems like the video has taken its cue from a series of post-apocalyptic movies such as “The Hunger Games” and “Star Wars“.
As seen in the video, a badass silver-haired damsel is being pursued by a group of masked, semi-robotic soldiers armed with laser guns. Suddenly, a mysterious masked man, who bears a striking resemblance to Tom Hardy‘s Bane in “The Dark Knight“, jumps out and rescues her by fighting against the squad.
However, it turns out that the damsel is not so distressed after all. The video has a rather ambiguous ending, featuring Aoki himself as a God-like being with the 2 protagonists in a white, confined area.
He told Billboard:
It was an absolute honor working with my close friends Fall Out Boy on this song and video. This was such an action packed video and an integral piece to Neon Future.
You ready for it?
Watch the awfully beautiful music video for “Back To Earth” below:
“Neon Future I” comprises of 10 songs including a 2-minute intro and a 90-second outro, just barely allowing for “Neon Future I” to be labelled as an album as compared to an EP. It is now available for purchase on iTunes.