Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Who Lives in Brandon Flowers' World?

Sporting an affected air of melancholy, a faux-hawk and feathered shoulder pads straight out of a gay-bar re-enactment of Road Warrior, Brandon Flowers's performace in "The World That We Live In" reaches new heights of camp. That may be saying a lot - after all, this is the band that broke onto the scene in 2004 while wearing eyeliner and sounding like Duran Duran - but the video really needs to be seen to be believed. It makes a mockery of everything about which it feigns earnestness, and every bit of its symbolism - the raven, the black clothes on the white ice, the modern ruins, the lost-looking mournful stares into the middle-distance, the scattered sheet music that actually reads "Romance" across the top - displays a lack of sophisitication that would be apparent to any undergraduate film class, if not to the teenage girls who are likely to run out in waves to buy this record.


8yearoldsdude said...

Killers FTW!!!

ryan said...

i would compare it to this gem:


favorably or unfavorably, i'm still not sure.

Wade Garrett said...

haha, FOR THE WIN!

Anonymous said...

Shut it, he was amazing.