I might have kicked and screamed when The Boy made me watch this at first, but one minute in and I was hooked. The song, it was good and didn't make me want to stick cotton balls in my ears and actually made me bop my head a couple of times. But what won me over was the video. I know, I know, it's not fair to ramble on about a song just because the video is cool. But the video is really, really cool guys!
It's a mini movie that focuses on one couple - who are just hipster-ish enough to own that cool factor but not so hipster-ish to make you wanna shoot a limited edition Spoon album just so you can make them cry - and their kidnapping which results in one amazing detective style story with just enough betrayal and mystery to keep one glued to their seat.
All with a happy ending, of course.
I think what makes this video so special and great is the way it's filmed with flashbacks, parallel story-lines and that very engaging reverse narrative in the first video. It does push the cheesy limits a little, but it all turns out quite okay in the end. I was almost clawing at my keyboard waiting for each installment and found myself rooting for the Ray Ban wearing knight in American Apparel armor.
That said, I need to go and blast some Pink Floyd and (newer obsession) Biffy Clyro at maximum volume for now.
(I'm thinking about starting to try to maybe post a little bit more frequently than I usually do. Like not waiting for a lunar eclipse before actually sitting down and writing something. And I would do that through little posts like this one, branching out and trying other subjects than usual. Hmm. We'll see if this lasts.)
(Also, I'm on BlogLoving all of a sudden. Who would've thunk?)
Song of the Day: Hurts - Silver Lining
(Seeing them live soon. On the count of free can I get a Whoop-Whoop?)