I called the song a 'mystical, magical mess', which I uphold, but so is the video itself. Totally surreal, but utterly fascinating. In particular the mirrored, distorted imagery that is pasted over the faces of characters. I hadn't seen anything similar until today, when I stumbled across two videos that each use a similar technique. I have heard of neither before, but I like the sound of both. Firstly 21 year old Australian, Jonathan Boulet:
And also a band called TV Glory:
Whether or not they have seen one another's work, I don't know, but it reminded me more and more of the great surrealists of the day, Dali and Magritte. Like they've taken the principles, (and indeed visuals), from these paintings and re-moulded them for the (digital) video age.
Rene Magritte, 'Decalcomania'.
Salvador Dali, 'The persistence of memory'.