Happy Friday music lovers!
Up this week is a new video from the beautiful and talented Leslie Feist, following her recent win of the Polaris Prize. To be honest, I haven’t spent a lot of time with this record yet, but this video serves as a reminder that she is awesome and I should probably get on that.
This video for Graveyard is super stripped-down. Minimalistic right down to the grainy video quality and the intentional obviousness of poorly-done graphics added to it. And it works! I sense that people are going to have really mixed reactions to it – it isn’t exciting or flashy, but I liked the simplicity. The video starts out with Feist, alone and playing guitar outside. As other instruments and backup vocalists are added to the song, they appear in the video. As the song fades, and the instrumentation thins out again, they disappear and Feist is left alone again. Also, there is a murder of crows. And a strange animated butterfly.
Here’s what Feist has to say about the video: “I’m not talking about the Graveyard as a location, but of the entangled thoughts you get when visiting a graveyard. Usually you’re there to visit someone who’s died, and you think in broad terms about what they’ve become and your own mortality and about what time means. We’re alone in the field, always at a distance. And people appear and disappear from your life.”
It’s a pretty rainy and grey day out there, so after you watch this, I suggest swinging over to YouTube and watching some funny videos of cats.