• SumoMe

 This song off the 2011 debut album by Woodkid, a man known for his video direction, completely blew me away the first time I heard it. The horns are outstanding, and the composition is worthy of a large-scale concert hall. The ominous organ and the distant and deep percussion reminds me of a mature Patrick Wolf of sorts. Intrigued by the song, I found the video and was blown away a second time.

Many times a music video can detract or add nothing of substance to the song. The complete opposite is true here. Much like Johnny Cash’s rendition of Trent Reznor’s “Hurt,” I will always associate this song with this video–and that’s not a bad thing. I view the video and song as one entire piece of art which works extremely well together. As usual I will try to avoid adding my own commentary to art, and insist that you let the video (and song) speak for itself.

What do you think? Does the video help or hurt the song? Speak your mind in the comments below.