Metric’s new video for Synthetica cut “Breathing Underwater” combines some newly shot footage alongside travelogue-style live footage clips. Watch it on their Tumblr.
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You might not agree with the following, but it’s just my personal opinion.This is a classic case of a melody that is stellar, but the production of the track is very poor. The song has very nice highs, but the music itself doesn’t follow the vocals, it’s like background music. The music itself should have been richer and more complex, and it should have been the one carrying you through from one point to another, along the vocals. Instead, we just got a plain pop song, with overpowering vocals that almost feel acapella in some sense (a’la Florence). Too bad. I think this song could have reworked beautifully by someone like the Grizzly Bear guy or Caribou (“Jamelia”‘s musical complexity comes to mind).
As for the video, it’s nothing to cheer for. It’s a compilation of shots. She looks pretty.
For example, when she sings the “aaaaa” part in the chorus, that could have been so ethereal and melodically powerful with the right production…
I actually agree with you. I’d love a Caribou remix of this.
The song is very fine as it is. The production is great (in fact for the whole album Synthetica).
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