Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Video Review - Tonight

by Phebe Starr

I should be straight up from the beginning. I have absolutely no idea what's going on in this clip. The song is everything Phebe Starr is; delightful, powerful, tense and danceable, all at once. The clip on the other hand is an interesting take on an already interesting song topic, so while I'm no music video maker, I can only offer my humble and amateur opinion, which is this.

This clip is strangely beautiful and this clip is strangely awesome. 

I love how a clip set in a mostly white scape can be so creepy and almost scary, in a really eyes wide open way. I love how the imagery of snow and the odd couple and some dramatic costuming matches the dramatic song so well. It's the perfect timing of hair flicking, the perfect kind of vacant stares and the perfectly subtle shadows that tick all the right boxes and make this a beautiful collection of images set to a beautifully creepy song. All of those things only make me ask one question though. Is a glass of milk the appropriate choice of beverage for a plate full of red sausages? I'm vegetarian, don't ask me. 

Jo Michelmore gives 'Tonight' three and a half The xx heads out of five...

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