I’ve heard these tracks before, and at first, I accepted the most obvious narrative – they’re singing about their ex. That’s cool. I can relate. It’s still a beautiful message wrapped in a toe-tappin’ tune. But the meaning gets far deeper when paired with the visual. So now, not only is this about a past relationship, it’s about every past relationship, real or imagined. Its friends and family I wish were still alive. It’s my first-grade girlfriend who grew far beyond her age as a high school mom. It’s the day I opened Skeletor, and his greenish-yellowy toothy grin captured my heart and imagination for years to come. It taps into that place in our mind when we’re at that age of discovering emotional attachment. It’s pure, innocent and not clouded with experience or philosophy. It’s a nice place to be. And it’s something that we’ll carry for the rest of our lives.
The story of a boy playing with an imaginary fish. It’s very well shot. I’m always a sucker for higher frame rate. Slowing everything down gives more detail and a dreamlike quality. Dave Chappelle also noticed the power of slow-mo.