Video: Wild Honey - "1918-1920"


Remember that stunningly beautiful album cover of Wild Honey’s Epic Handshakes and a Bear Hug? (Lazy Recordings, 2009). Well, Guillermo Farré and Co. have accomplished somewhat of a rendition to that image in the band’s very first music video “1918-1920," one of the album’s most memorable pieces. This time the frame isn’t as savage as that of a tiger devouring your head or a monkey jumping on your back. Instead, we’re presented with a wonderfully witty adventure featuring an aged couple and their also elderly dog. The clip’s opening image shows two birds dancing in the sky, a contradicting metaphor of what we actually get to see in the video. The time gap between 1918 and 1920 refers to a thousand days in which the couple slept side by side. Under a well-groomed supervision of director Christian Lopez, “1918-1920” plays like a wonderful short story of courage and anti-temporal love. In my original review of the album I suggested the song had a “newlywed intimacy” feeling, this clip supports that idea greatly. As our three characters walk away into the sun, the frame now captures three birds in plain flight. Romantic.

3 comments:

  1. Very good song and video. Loving the accent 2.

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  2. Cool melody... what a weird accent... at one moment I thought it said "I waited for you to try ORAL" LOL. Some people need to start singing on their own language. Just my opinion, not that I doubt on the artists' credibility just because of the language, but sometimes you do wonder on what kind of phenomenon got them there in the first place.

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