Do you ever find that the music video for a song has the power to enhance your listening experience? Or, conversely it can show you something that was better left up to the imagination? I think the era of watching music video after music video on MuchMusic has passed, so I find that I have to make a conscious effort to actually watch a music video. Thank God for YouTube. When I do, sometimes I’m contently surprised, and other times…not so much. Below are examples of each:
1. the video that enhances the experience: Kiss of Life – Friendly Fires.
Maybe it’s the beach setting, or the commedia dell’arte masks, but more likely it’s lead singer Ed Macfarlane’s mesmerizing dance moves.
2. should’ve stuck with my imagination: Stellify – Ian Brown.
In my mind, with that voice of his, Ian Brown was a young, swoon-worthy, blue-eyed Brit. Enough said.