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Single Review: Ride In Your Mind by The Mailman’s Children

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.

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REVERBNATION: https://www.reverbnation.com/themailmanschildren

 

by Brian White

In short words

Criteria - 85%

85%

Rating

Next, there is the song. I have to say that I really like this. The powerful vocal delivery brings to mind some of the more impassioned stuff from the 1980s. Yet, musically this has a much more modern approach. It’s alternative rock, but with a real soulful edge to it. It also has a way of getting into your head and staying there. This is really a great introduction to a great song. I am so happy I got a chance to hear this. I really like it a lot.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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