I was looking at a YouTube music video that my friend told me about.
The title of the song is Breezeblocks by Alt-j. The link to the video is below.
When I was watching the video, I realized the story that was being told in the music video was played backwards. And with the lyrics that go
She may contain the urge to run away
But hold her down with soggy clothes and breezeblocks
Cetirizine your fever's gripped me again
Never kisses--all you ever send are full stops, la, la, la
She bruises, coughs, she splutters pistol shots
Hold her down with soggy clothes and breezeblocks
She's morphine, queen of my vaccine
My love, my love, love, love, la, la, la
I imagined the man to be a demonic person since the video started off with him crushing a girl and killing her in a bathtub. I thought I got the message and was about to exit the tab when curiosity took hold of me. In the music video, although we see that eventually the girl who was killed got restored back to life since the video is in reverse, I also saw a woman tied and locked up in a closet in the beginning. And with the wedding rings that the woman and the man both had, they were married couple. So, I explored the meaning of the song a little and found a video of the music video played forwards. The link to the video is below:
And here, it's clear now that the man comes home and finds that his wife had been tied up in a closet and a mad woman tries to kill him with a knife. So, in retaliation, he fights back and ends up killing her by crushing her with a breezeblock.
I found it interesting how seeing only one side of the situation and not the other can skew and mess up the true situation and the actual circumstance that's happening. Had I not seen the forwarded version of the video, I would've never thought of the man as being a bit close to be justified. So, this song uses the video and tactful use of lyrics to convey an important issue that's facing new generations of young people globally about believing something only after looking at it from one point of view. This applies to so many aspects of lives of young generations. It can be applied to group bullying where a group of people just assume something about another person doing something wrong after judging the situation from a skewed point of view. And so, this might eventually end up ruining an innocent person's life by poor judgement.
So, I guess this video gives out a message to the young generation that better judgement is needed to for a wise move and skewed viewpoint can ruin the entire picture of what is really going on.