To celebrate his birthday today, SSION frontman Cody Critcheloe has teamed up with Dazed to debut his newest video creation, entitled HIGH. Shot in his native Kansas City, conceptualised and directed by Cody himself, HIGH is an Americanized Dante's Inferno - playing out his artistic obsession with the grotesque. Arriving as Cody's labour of love and his finest art piece, the all-American fantasy begins in Dante's climate controlled basement, 'the typical suspects fabricate a humdrum dream: an ode to getting old and rock ('n roll) climbing.'
"I find it hard to believe we're in heaven… music makes the bourgeoisie a rebel? I guess it does, happy birthday!"
Dazed Digital: Inspirations for the video? SSION: Rock ('n roll) climbing Walt Disney acid on time Wayne and Garth, where are they now? Noiss Real Estate Dante's Inferno pop-up video Ikea hoarding driving a car off a cliff all of my fans, Ssionistas pigs in a blanket
DD: What reactions do you want to leave the viewers with? SSION: EWWWW! OMG!?!? LOL! OK. WHAT??!?!?
DD: Favourite memory from during the vid? SSION: Wishing I would have played Lazer Tag.