Warning: This video is bizarre and political (and not a reflection of any particular point of view of mine).
So, what’s it doing on Bmore Energy?
- My daughter Morgan created the animation and directed the video.
- The fantastical animation, combined with black-and-white photos, is mesmerizing.
- It’s interesting to explore different ways stories can be told. You might think the video is compelling. Or disturbing. Or just not your cup of tea. I bet if there were a group of people watching the video, each would have a different opinion. Maybe they would discuss their points of view. I’d call that a thought-provoking story.
The song Severed is from The Decemberists‘ album “I’ll Be Your Girl,” which is “intermittently political in its own way…it only addresses politics in the broadest sense,” said Evan Rytlewski on Pitchfork.com. Instead, the album captures the general frustration with the world right now.
“The Decemberists do a very particular thing – darkly ornate, literary-minded, self-consciously verbose Anglophile prog-folk-rock – exceedingly well,” said Will Hermes onRollingstone.com. The Decemberists, an American indie rock band from Portland, Oregon, consists of Colin Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query and John Moen.