Blondie’s Debbie Harry says Doom or Destiny is: “The most openly political video Blondie has ever done. We wanted to comment on the bizarre state of media and news in the current political ‘idiocracy’ we are watching play out in real time and create our own news channel that dealt with current issues such as the environmental collapse, fossil fuels, bee population decline, global warming, sexism, patriarchy, Trump and Russia, feminism, consumerism, the marketing of war and more.”
On backing vocal duties for the song, Joan Jett says, “Blondie — Debbie, Chris, Clem and everybody have been my friends for more decades than I care to admit. They have their own style and were pioneers of the modern age of punk and rock. I am so proud to have been invited to contribute to ‘Doom or Destiny’, I love the music and I love the message.”
Doom or Destiny is the title track from Blondie’s 11th studio album, Pollinator (released May 5th on BMG), It soared to Number 4 in the UK charts, making it the group’s first Top 5 entry in over 18 years.
Off the back of the release the band completed a sold out UK tour, which was praised by critics and proved that the Blondie live show is still an experience in itself, with the classic hits like ‘Heart Of Glass’, ‘Atomic’, ‘Tide Is High’, ‘Maria’, ‘Sunday Girl’, ‘Rapture’ and ‘Call Me’ naturally blending with Pollinator’s treasure trove of new songs including singles ‘Too Much’, ‘Long Time’ and ‘Fun.’