“Well-composed and well-sung, it shows off the art of music production”
Tim: Fancy seeing a Swede pull her head apart?
Tom: Wait, literally? ‘Cos I’ve got to be honest, the answer is no.
Tim: Well, you’re going to.
Tom: Well, that was unexpectedly lovely. Am I wrong for thinking that? That was a really nicely put together visual metaphor, really well shot, and with — if I might get my opinion in early — a really fantastic tune behind it.
Tim: You’re not wrong at all. It’s a video inspired by diary entries, which paints a somewhat bleak picture of her childhood, but we’re not here to psychoanalyse (fortunate, really, as she said in an interview about how the demons and dark thoughts just won’t leave her head). Instead, we’re here to listen to music, which makes this a perfectly good track to be going on with. It starts out quiet and downbeat, in a Lana Del Ray style type thing, but then quickly becomes loud and downbeat which works wonderfully.
Tom: Agreed. Aside from being well-composed and well-sung, it shows off the art of music production: there’s just so much going on, but none of it overpowers the rest.
Tim: To be honest, I’m having slight trouble reconciling the video with the lyrics – don’t get me wrong, it’s a great video, but accusing someone else of being out of their mind while showing an image of yourself being slightly deranged doesn’t really seem quite right. Unless she’s singing it to herself, which I suppose is a possibility, but then OH I DON’T KNOW.
Tom: No, you’ve missed a key lyric there: “You’re out of your mind to think that I could keep you out of mine.” He thinks she’ll forget about him easily after he’s gone. She won’t.
Tim: Ohhh…oh yes. Well, anyway. What I’ve not missed is that the actual music sits very right indeed, so let’s keep the two separate and we’ll all be fine.