This video you’re about to see is already the sixth most blogged about video on the web, meaning that, oh yeah, once again Musick is right there at the forefront of music, helping to break new artists, helping cause a stir. Yep, people were writing about this video about two weeks ago, right when it was fresh, at the point where it was new and exciting, now it’s just staid and musty, relatively speaking. That’s what Musick’s talking about.
Luckily, it’s rather brilliant. Lovers and haters, it’s Dan Black with ‘Alone’:
Please note the point at around 15 seconds in when Dan has some black and white face paint* on and resembles a fancy dress skeleton. This bit reminded us of another great video that came out OVER A MONTH AGO by The Knife’s Karin Dreijer Andersson, aka Fever Ray. The song is called ‘If I Had a Heart’ and in the video she too wears some monochromatic make-up but the whole vibe is decidedly more haunting. Enjoy.
* Musick once went to a party with pirate face paint on and had an allergic reaction meaning the next day we looked like we’d been the victim of a good beating. Musick was 6 years old at the time.