Los Campesinos! - "Hello Sadness" Video

In the video for the new Los Campesinos! video “Hello Sadness,” a mob of hooded art-school terrorists kidnap the members of the band, forcing them to do mundane tasks like trimming their beards and eating spaghetti. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but it does lead to a closing twist that I didn’t see coming. I won’t spoil it; just know that this is the unbelievably twee Hostel sequel that nobody anticipated. Casey Raymond and Ewan Jones Morris direct. Watch it below.

The new Los Campesinos! album Hello Sadness is out today on Wichita.

Comments (4)
  1. I don’t agree with you saying this video doesn’t make sense. Especially with the ending.

    It is everything we do, for /with / to a significant other, that feels more like work or torture. It’s allowing ourselves to go through the motions of being with that other person who “requires” us to do these things. Letting them control our actions, going along with all of it, not even stopping to thing “wow, I really don’t enjoy this at all. It’s actually really awful…”

    It’s about people accepting this way of life to the point where they barely feel it. They get numb to the notion that the situation should / will ever change, and so allow themselves to become trapped in the other person’s world of preference. Settling to spend their lives with someone for fear of never finding anyone, or anything, better.

  2. ^^^ Minus typos :)

  3. I love trying to find meaning in videos. ;) The new album is seriously good though. Some might say it’s a return to form with a little more maturity, but I don’t think they’ve really put out a bad album yet. Check out our Los Campesinos! – Hello Sadness Review.

  4. The video is even a political statement functioning as a twee-ish visualization of the Abu Ghraib/Lynndie England prisoner abuse case.

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