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.

4 comments:

8yearoldsdude said...

Killers FTW!!!

ryan said...

i would compare it to this gem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDyDz8WeiM4

favorably or unfavorably, i'm still not sure.

Wade Garrett said...

haha, FOR THE WIN!

Anonymous said...

Shut it, he was amazing.