Song + Video of the Week
Today I’m going to give you your song of the week and your video of the week in one.
The song is ‘World Spins Madly On‘ by The Weepies. It’s slow, subtle, melancholy, beautiful, and I can’t stop listening to it. Why is it that songs can reach these emotions we didn’t even know we were feeling? I’ve always seen the world very clearly divided by logic and art, where logic is the study of the external world, and art is a study of the internal.
Anyways, enough of my semi-pretentious philosophical musings, the song’s lovely and you should check it out. But it’s nostalgic effect is heightened ten-fold by this absolutely perfect video:
It’s not the official video for the song, to be clear, but an art project by Ryan Woodward (http://conteanimated.com/the-animation/thought-of-you/). I can’t express to you enough how much I love this video; it combines all the emotions and beauty of drawing, music, dance, as well as the human form. Each movement is so gracefully rendered, and although clearly carefully drawn the loose lines convey a carefree quality and evoke bittersweet whimsy.
I can’t get over the overpowering combination of this song and Woodward’s art, and I hope it has the same effect on you. 🙂