Saturday, 29 September 2007

1 2 3 4 . . . I could hear this song some more


If you watch any TV at all, I'm sure this Feist video is nothing new to you, but on the iPod commercial you can barely see the video. I've been watching it obsessively lately, in part because I love the song, but also because I love this video! I love the way when the beat comes in and she cocks her arm the dancers behind her fall like domino's (and they really are behind her), I love that it's shot so well in one continuous shot, I love the choreography, I love that the dancers just look like regular people dancing in a regular people sort of way, I love that you don't see any midriffs or hoochie bootie shaking (not that that kind of stuff is in every video nowadays, but just about), and I love that the colors remind me of Mardi Gras and King Cakes. It makes me want to clap, twirl and skip! Feist's video for "My Moon, My Man," also directed by Patrick Daughters, is great too. It's a little hard to understand the lyrics to 1234, so click here to read along.

2 comments:

LauraB said...

I love that video! I had seen it before that commercial came out and it's kind of funny to see it become so mainsteam! Have you heard her song Brandy Alexander? That one's my favorite.

hundredsofbillions said...

hooray for Feist! Seems like the whole world is humming her song. I would actually consider upgrading my iPod, just to carry this little video around in my pocket. It really makes me smile...so well crafted and deceptively low budget. Can't wait to watch the "making of" video. Thanks for the link!