Bit of a lazy week again. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try my best to provide some good weekend tunes and inspirational music videos to keep you well entertained for this Friday and the upcoming weekend. Some new stuff, some old stuff, but all good stuff. So if I may ask, sit back and relax, it’s another Friday and it’s going to be a good summer weekend.
Tears for Fears – Shout
Back int he late 80s/ early 90s this song was everywhere and being played like all the time. Since my pops used to listen to Genesis all the time I thought it was them, but alas I was wrong. As for the video, well its typical classic 80s material right there. Got the band /group alone on some English oceanic cliff side singing into the wind. Just a wee bit clichéd and even over done for the 80s. But this is full of 80s nostalgia.
Local Natives – Wide Eyes
I came across the Local Natives some months back sort of by accident for the second time. I’m sure it was the same store that I heard them being played in, but did not pursue it until the second time when I wrote down some lyrics and then looked it up. More to my surprise they’ve done a number of music videos off the album and this is the best / least hipster of them. Sadly no song-visual correlation, but it makes for an entertaining video to see a man haunted and taunted by a land shark.
Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be
This one is going way back and was a bit of an introductory song and video for the Chemical Brothers. Good paced song, and the director and creative people did a fine job to combine the choreography with the song and even used some of the more psychedelic elements to flow with the narrative. Probably one of the better Chemical Brothers music videos you’ll find out there.
Sigur Rós – Svefn-G-Englar
Sigur Rós is a group well-known for doing very exceptional music videos. From what I know I don’t think they’ve ever done anything to cause disappointment. It’s a good fusion between their music and their creative side which seems to strive to push accepted norms and thus you get videos like Svefn-G-Englar. Videos like this do good things and great things happen. If anything, get out and enjoy life.