Tim: Care to start the week with something utterly bizarre?
Tom: New Ötzi and it’s “utterly bizarre”. This is going to be good.
Tom: …is that a Christmas song? It sounds a bit like a Christmas song.
Tim: No, just a standard “you’re brilliant” one, although…well. See, I had a number of thoughts while watching this. I started out with a “this doesn’t sound like DJ Ötzi, why doesn’t it sound like DJ Ötzi”, then moved on to giggling like an idiot when those kids appeared, and then just ended up staring at my screen, utterly baffled by what I’d just watched.
Tom: I think what we have here is an Ötzi album track. This isn’t out of character for him — it’s just out of character for the version of him that makes it to the English-speaking world.
Tim: Hmm, could be. It just seems so…odd, though. Like I said, it’s a very standard “you’re brilliant” type song – title translates to The Brightest Star (Bohemian Dream), sample lyrics are “When I dream at night I always dream of you, you are the brightest star”, yet both the sound and the video play like he’s doing something big and special with it.
Tom: Which implies that the video should be a bit more than holding a really awkward party in a tiny cabin.
Tim: Hmm, maybe so. But no, just plain weird.