Today Bring Me The Horizon released their music video for "Follow You." They filmed it not that long ago in Los Angeles, and I only know that because it features a couple YouTubers as extras, who vlogged part of the day. I tried to catch them, but didn't quite catch them either. Maybe another time around I will, but for now, I want to talk about the video itself.
Before I do, I've giving you the spoiler alert warning. I will be talking about the video and details regarding the video. I also will be talking about what I pictured for the video, but only briefly because I did not have a full music video idea formed. I just definitely pictured the video very differently than they did, and wanted to talk about it. Perhaps see if others felt a similar way about it or not? Spoiler alerts are out of the way, and we've stalled just long enough, we can get into it all.
Now, I do want to say that the video does go with the song completely, but I never really pictured it as being a zombie apocalypse. I like that it starts off with what sounds like a news broadcast, with a caption on the screen saying, "Love is blind, deaf and fucking dumb." (Especially since he's dating a zombie, and given the extremely blue bags under his eye, I'm guessing he's slowly turning into one.) That was wonderful, and there was plenty about the video I really did enjoy.
An apocalypse would be Hell, and the song does say, "You can drag me through hell if it meant I could hold your hand." So, that's fitting, but I pictured it in a darker setting, and actually featuring the band. Something I briefly pictured was actually frontman, Oli Sykes and his beautiful wife, Hannah Snowdon, running through a dark, wooded area with smoke all around them and flames off in the distance. I don't really have anything else for the video in mind, but I may try to elaborate on it some, because that alone is sparking some sort of idea for me. So stay tuned, some creativity may actually come up from that!
Anyways, I am not really a fan of the whole zombie craze, never really have been. That being said though, I totally see where they were coming from, and I actually love that he wasn't even phased by any of it. Not even his dog being shot right next to him -which made me jump a bit in front of my laptop, if I'm honest. He just happily walked through the streets as people are being shot, attacked, and eaten, with his headphones on, singing along.
Some are saying that symbolizes that some people are taking that has he's following his heart and staying with her, while others are telling him its a toxic relationship. That's probably very true, but I also think it was a perfect representation of turning on your music and ignoring the world when things are going wrong. Because music helps everything. And then to reference "Happy Song", "If we sing along a little fucking louder to a happy song, we'll be alright." But surely, that's not the main thing, I just take everything and reference it back to music.
My first thought with this video is, "What the hell is this? Why?" And then I watched it again, and it made a lot of sense. As I said, definitely not what I expected in the slightest, but definitely fitting as well.
What did you think of the video? Let me know, because I'm really curious if anyone else was thrown off at first, and possibly didn't know what to think. You can do so here in the comments, or over on the Facebook page or Twitter!
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