Okay, let's discuss!
Okay, video is starting in a poorly lit hotel...kind of sounds like a slowed-down "Burn" so far, but I can go with it.
Someone has left the TV on, the water running, a cigarette burning...there's life with Mr. Maise right there.
HOLY SHIT...what has happened to our happy couple?!!!!
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More monotone "singing." So I've figured out why I'm not really into HDA. It is the singing...NOT the fact that it's her and not really her voice, although no one is going to mistake her for Jennifer Hudson or anything. It's the fact that she's essentially singing Nine Inch Nails songs in a dull monotone. It might work if she were in Ladytron or something, but Trent's music is very strum und drang, emotional, cathartic. In one song, he can range from a whisper to a sexy growl to a rage-filled roar. I mean, let's face it...lyrics are not Trent's strong suit. Half the time, he's recycling lyrics from other songs. It's the WAY he sings it that draws me in. So that's why the monotone is not doing it for me at. all. Don't get me wrong--it's not a *bad* song. It's just kind of boring.
Meanwhile, Trent's not up to much in this video. "Don't pay me any mind...I'm just a corpse here...had nothing to do with the making of this song..."
And Mariqueen tries her best to be the SEXXXIEST possible dead person. Yuck.
Atticus does a good job at being sort of vaguely sinister:
But who the hell is this chatty blonde? Seriously? Who is this??
Well, it probably doesn't matter, since it's meant to be all David Lynch and mysterious, I guess. It's kind of a cool video, but it also sort of feels like something Marilyn Manson would do now that he's back together with Evan Rachel Wood. "We love each other so much we are BLOODY CORPSES!" Maybe this is all some allegory about Trent and MQ's feelings when they got into all those fights on Twitter.
About two minutes in, this production turns into an overserious remake of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance"
But I have to admit that the effects are pretty cool.
But they should have done some movie magic on the gross feet in this video:
This band hasn't released their first EP, and there are clearly already some serious tensions within the group:
I would like to point out that when CSI Miami arrives, they're going to get the phone logs for this room, and Chatty Cathy's fingerprints are clearly on it. Horatio Caine would know just what to say.
So there you have it. Kinda cool video. Boring song. Thoughts?