This month I want to start by highlighting some character-focused videos I really enjoyed. The first video is of a song titled “Feet” by the band Fat White Family. The video, over five minutes long, is basically a short film set in various battlefield scenes (similar to WWII) where lead singer – Lias Saoudi – is naked in sort of a zombie-like state. It truly matches the driving symphonic sounds of the song to the dramatic battle scenes in the video.
The second video I’d like to highlight is more simple, but still, I think good. It’s “Pretty” by Terror Jr. It sounds like a fairly straight-forward pop song, but it’s video matches it’s lyrics well with some dramatic footage to start of a woman undergoing surgery. The song’s theme is highlighted throughout–the insecurities women face to maintain a certain perceived pretty through whatever means necessary including frequent surgery.
Even in the short time I’ve done this article, I’ve developed an appreciation for the artists that attempt to theme and entertain you in their videos. It’s not even that an artist needs a huge budget. By simply having a video, this allows artists to have exposure regardless of the quality. Everyone understands that music videos are not consumed like they used to be so it seems there is a just-in-case throw this video out there mentality.
Fat White Family – “Feet”
Terror Jr – “Pretty”
King Princess – “Upper West Side”
Mini Mansions – “Midnight In Tokyo”
Sister Sparrow – “Gold”
Yves Jarvis – “That Don’t Make It So”
Mike Krol – “What’s The Rhythm”
Charles X – “Prozac”
RAT BOY – “DON’T HESITATE”
Lou Doillon – “Burn”