Monday, December 12, 2011

Music Video Monday! Noah and the Whale: Blue Skies

It is cold, gray and rainy here in Jacksonville today and, unfortunately, my mood matches the weather.  I was planning to dig up a music video that would do this dreary day proud, but I realized it would be better to post something about the brighter days, and moods, that are sure to come.  

Noah and the Whale is a quirky and fun indie folk band from England.  I haven't listened to their entire catalogue, but I really like what I've heard so far.  Blue Skies is a song full of feeling.  The words may be simple, but the meaning is very deep.  It's one of those songs that lets you know it will all be okay.  Listening may make you cry a little, but you'll smile through it too.  And the video is about as sweet as it gets.

As a sidenote, there is a very small part of this song in the trailer for the movie The Descendants.  You can check it out here.  The song comes in at around the 1:40 mark.  For me, those few seconds of song took the movie from "That new George Clooney film I'd like to check out" to "Damn!  I MUST see that movie!"  But then again, I am slightly obsessed with songs paired with movie trailers. 

Anyway, Happy Monday, everyone!  Here's to blue skies for all of us... 


2 comments:

  1. Excellent choice. Very bittersweet. Any video with gloomy beach imagery is alright in my book.

    I have to see The Descendants ASAP!!!

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  2. From the same 2009 album, "The first days of spring" is my personal favourite track, so haunting. I like Blue Skies as well.

    Their 2011 album was a bit of a disappointment to me, not as good as earlier albums. "Wild Thing" was the only new track I found to be decent:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlM8INQkCt8

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