French retro-influenced metallers BlackRain released their full-length UDR Music offering, Released, earlier this year. Today, BlackRain is revealing an animal activism music video for the album track “Run Tiger Run”, which voices the band’s concerns about the poaching industry and animal rights as a whole.
Joining them in the music video is famed French comedian Remi Gaillard, who rose to super stardom as a viral YouTube personality (nearly six million subscribers). Also an outspoken animal activist, Gaillard portrays a tiger being hunted in the woods, running for his life. He is eventually rescued by fellow guest star Gilles Lartigot.
Bassist Matthieu De La Roche states, “The idea behind this video was to collaborate with Remi Gaillard and Gilles Lartigot as we’ve recently discovered we share the same concerns in animal welfare. It was great fun to create a video that sees the mutual collaboration of an internet sensation, a writer and musicians. Activists have much more to tell about the subject and possibly in a much better way we could ever do. We just wanted to express in our own way our feelings about the drama that appears every day in this world: 150,000,000,000 animals are killed just for food each year. Can you imagine that?”