I don’t think I’ve ever had to review something like this before. Sure, I’ve written about movies in the past. I’ve even written about concert films. I’ve never sat down to review a music video of this kind, though. Well, as they say, there is a first time for everything. As polished as this video is, and as good as the song, I think this might actually be a great starting point.
Let’s talk about that video first. It’s essentially a performance video. That said, it’s not just one performance. In fact, there are at least two. Much of the footage is obviously shot in studio. But, there are also bits of video that show the band playing in a bar. They are cut together so well that you have to be paying attention to really notice.
Beyond that, I like the fact that they avoid the fast cuts that some video directors seem to love so much. They do get a lot of different angles, and some unusual ones, at that. One that comes to mind is the plywood flooring under the feet at one point. There is movement within the shots and a good deal of faded in second camera views in the midst of the thing. All in all, this video is well shot and really does a great job capturing a band who seem quite at home in the studio and live performance.
by Brian White