Minneapolis rock band Poliça tackle police brutality and corruption in a unique way in the powerful video for new song “Wedding.” The track is the second single off the band’s upcoming third album United Crushers.
The clip intercuts images of police and DEA drug raids with footage of a fake Sesame Street-inspired show. The puppets, along with Poliça’s singer Channy Leaneagh, lead a group of kids through lessons on crafting breathing masks and how to interact with police officers when being questioned.
Leaneagh told Mic that the video’s premise came from her own role as a parent concerned for her kids and the children in her community; her daughter even stars in the clip along with the children of the singer’s friends.
“I think we’re running out of time to make big changes within my life,” she said. “But we wanted to use that format of Sesame Street, where all of us learned so many things, to try to teach the younger generation how to stand up for themselves and not be apathetic. We want to raise kids that can fight back. We want to raise kids that know their rights and are strong and are always questioning.”
United Crushers is set for release on March 4th.