YOU GOTTA SEE THIS: “Sympathy” by Scattered Trees
I watch a lot of music videos. I’ve seen a lot of half-naked women, a lot of beaches, a lot of pseudo-artsy abstract shapes. It took me until just now, watching Scattered Trees’ lovely video for “Sympathy,” to see medieval knights mourning a fallen soldier. Instead of seeming like a scene from Lord of the Rings (or worse, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), the film is remarkably sincere. It probably has something to do with the delicately beautiful song itself–which is now on repeat in my iTunes.