Destroyer – Savage Night At The Opera

This video dropped halfway through the year and I feel terrible for failing to share it immediately.  The song is one of 9 front-to-back highlights on a pop masterpiece I wrote about in February and the video is something odd and special, inventive and thoughtful.  And unexpected.  And fun.

Yes, this is a first person race through the streets of Vancouver on a fast motorcycle.  The driver blasts through stoplights and throughfares with abandon and although the imagery pairing with this song feels arbitrary at first, the conclusion leaves no doubt as to its artistic intent.  It reminds me of Gran Turismo and Stockholm Getaway and my own attempts at taping rides through the city (albeit on a bicycle, in my case).  This is an experience, as much as the song (and album) itself is a blistering neon-lit ride through a dark night of Dan Bejar’s soul.  Watch to the end.

Speaking of bicycle rides, I wish this was me:

About David James

I try to do good in life. I strive to help others. My drive is to open minds, and share art which aids in achieving that goal. Writing is what I do. Music is my passion.

Posted on January 27, 2012, in Music and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. That’s a good addition to the genre. The bikers, I don’t know… there’s a lot of people who ride their bikes just like that — and they’re not even racing.

    • “there’s a lot of people who ride their bkes just like that” – doesn’t make it any less cool! I don’t believe racing was the point; just how the uploader titled it.

      I added the bike video because I miss cycling – the weather is too shitty now for any fun to happen out there.

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