The fangirls will be happy.
Tim: Stand aside for the weird-concept video, please, which today contains an excessive amount of oxygen and lapels. And, as it happens, Adam Lamberts.
Tom: Plural? The fangirls will be happy.
Tim: First off, children, can we please not use this video as a substitute for a physics lesson. Or at the very least, not that oxygen meter thingy, which is wrong on just so many levels I can’t possibly ignore it, desperate as I am to do so. But let’s move on.
Tom: Second up, that is a spectacular hairstyle. I mean, I have to respect anyone who takes their cues from Sonic the Hedgehog.
Tim: I don’t know if that’s meant to be an insult, but if it is, it’s a bit rich coming from the man who takes his cues from Professor Snape.
Tom: Now that’s harsh. “Lank and greasy and flopping onto the table?”
…wait, you’re just going to do a cock joke now, aren’t you?
Tim: Actually, I was thinking we really, desperately, need to move on to the song.
What we have here is him singing to (one would presume) an unspecified boy/girlfriend, something along the lines of ‘I know I’m acting weird, but please don’t dump me because even though I may give the impression I want to leave you I don’t’.
Tom: Musically, I’m not all that impressed: having listened to it twice now, I still can’t remember it at all. Is there anything catchy in there? I’m really not sure.
Tim: Not hugely catchy, no, but the video gives an extra bit, which warrants discussion.
Unleashed last Friday, it adds to the lyrics nicely, with an idea of ‘the main reason you think I want to leave you is that the evil half of my mind is currently trying to murder the good half of my brain, so be perfectly honest I’m a little bit too busy to bother with all this relationship faff’.
Tom: Ah, the classic. Boy meets girl, girl likes boy, boy turns out to have two disparate warring personalities.
Tim: Such a classic tale.
The big debate here, of course, is: is he being too self-centred? Some would argue he is, but personally, I can see where he’s coming from, especially when Evil Adam pulls out his own heart and squelches it a bit.
Tom: And Evil Adam has significantly better makeup.
Tim: And significantly bigger lapels. Yes, it’s the second time I’ve mentioned them, but THEY’RE BLOODY MASSIVE.
An alternative interpretation, though, is that this song is a message from one Adam to the other, and what we have here is a remarkably open and public major psychological breakdown. That could be quite fun to watch, actually.
Tom: I think it’d be more fun than this song.