At first glance you may think that this article is about Gabriel Ratchet’s new song called Deca. If you are thinking that then you are just as ignorant as I was starting this video. While Webster’s Dictionary defines “Gabriel Ratchet” as the ominous sound of a bunch of geese, it is derived from the sound of Archangel Gabriel’s trumpet being blown on judgment day. I’ve always wanted to start a writing with a Dictionary reference, and now that day has come. But most interesting about the definition is the hint that Gabriel’s Ratchet may be something to celebrate on judgement day. As if something truly wonderful is about to happen. Like no more Mondays ever again.
The video is a collaborative effort from Rapper Deca and fellow musician Steven Mertens. While Mertens does much of the heavy lifting with the video by acting as animator and illustrator, both he and Deca originated the concept from Deca’s newly released single. The video follows a world of doodles and paper cutouts as they do their very best to interpret the apocalypse and freak the holy hell out of the viewer. That’s not to say that the apocalypse is all bad. Many exciting scenarios develop from the end of the world as each paper cutout embarks on a very exciting journey.