Sep 28, 2013 1:16 AM GMT
But this one seems to draw the listener/viewer into to plight. My only issue with it is that the lyrics--though good--are so metaphorical that I don't know if it would be as effective without the video.
killercliche saidtheantijock said
But this one seems to draw the listener/viewer into the plight. My only issue with it is that the lyrics--though good--are so metaphorical that I don't know if it would be as effective without the video.
The song really isn't about the video. It's a sort of "godless" love song to a female. The sex represent religion etc.
But the video is such a clever re imagination of the song that when you listen to the song with the visuals the story of the young men captivates the watcher and certain lyrics work more as highlights to the story and the lyrics that are off topic aren't heard so much, I think. I find it to be pretty moving.
Commenting on the video’s theme and concept, Hozier has said.
“The video references the recent increase of organised attacked and torturing of homosexuals in Russia, which is subsequent to a long, hateful and oppressive political campaign against the LGBT Community.
The song was always about humanity at its most natural, and how that is undermined ceaselessly by religious organisations and those who would have us believe they act in its interests. What has been seen growing in Russia is no less than nightmarish, I proposed bringing these themes to the story and Brendan likes the idea”
You're right. So it is a protest song only not about violence against the LBGT community, but about the bullshit of religion. And then that was incorporated into the video as protest towards violence against LGBT in particular. Got it. Thanx for clarifying.
And that might have been my sense of a disconnect between the video and the music, as I wondered how history would hear/see it.
Well, obviously a very talented guy. Perhaps he'll do one exclusively for us. This one has suddenly become a hand-me-down.
killercliche saidIf I were the songwriter, I would probably rewrite the song a bit to fit the video. I personally think the hookline is more powerful with the video storyline than the one most of his verses presents, but I guess I could be biased.