Sluka’s Cover of “Iko Iko” brings iconic imagery to modern critique

Kaitlin Ruether, 6 months ago
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Sluka brings a dark energy to his version of “Iko Iko”, the classic Dixie Cups track known for its sticky tune and political imagery. Sluka — working with contemporary context, works to bring out the present day importance of such a hit. 

The song starts minimal and expands, and the accompanying music video matches this. At first, we see frontman Christopher Sluka in a cave, singing about a campfire feud and covered in neon paint. The tribal tone reflects the angry energy of the lyrics and showcases ancient art forms. 

As a visual artist, Sluka knows how to wield energy. The movements and images of flag-bearers shift poignantly through the clip as the song takes on a punk-metal scope and power. Sluka’s continous eye contact with the camera as he sings is a force, as well, giving the whole experience a sense of being caught in something dangerous. And, well, aren’t we?

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