Let’s try something. Play the video located below this paragraph, but do not look at what is being displayed. Just listen to the song first and try to imagine what’s taking place in the music video. Afterwards, play the video again, but watch it the second time around.
Yeah, I didn’t expect that either. When I hear of “saving the world,” it usually involves a damsel in need of her world being saved. When my friend sent me the link to this video, I didn’t think this song would be the exception, considering the title.
My mind was all over the place as I watched Swedish House Mafia’s music video: “Okay, this is just another club song…Damn, this world really does need some saving…Aw, someone left their dog on the street corner…Oh, he’s calling for back up and they’re ’bout the business.” The lyrics of the song are ambiguous; we aren’t told who’s saving the world. I was inclined to believe it dealt with a man and woman saving each other from the callous hands of evildoers.
So when I found a stampede of dogs coming to the rescue, naturally I was taken aback. If you simply listen to the song, as opposed to watching the music video, it takes on a different shape; personally, I prefer the silhouette of a cuddly four-legged creature.
- Joel Cruz
Monday, October 17, 2011