Sunday, 11 September 2011

Music Video deconstruction 8

Band: Coldplay
Song: Fix You
"Fix You" is a song by English alternative rock band Coldplay. It was written by all four members of the band for their third album, X&Y. The track is built around an organ, that is accompanied by slow tempo drums, and a vocals. It was released on 5 September 2005 as the second single from X&Y and has reached number four in the United Kingdom Singles Chart... Source: Wikipedia

  • It is good to note that this video links both the performance aspect and the narrative aspect together. This is commonly used in alternative/pop videos. 
  • The shots start off slow fitting to the pace of the song, this creates a sad and calm feeling. 
  • The darkness could signify looniness and depression. This could be linked to the lyrics through him following a light home. This could be the tunnel that he walks through early on, 'light at the end of the tunnel'. 
  • As the song starts to pick up pace so does the editing and shot pace, he also starts to run. 
  • The song ends when he reaches where he was heading, a gig or performance.  
  • With the whole video being shot a night, lighting was key. They used artificial light very well. 
  • Their is a range of shots throughout the video. 

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