Tuesday, December 18, 2007
strange music. . . .
There's a TV ad for some kind of car that features beautiful haunting music. . . .
There's a girl sitting in the backseat, looking up through a clear roof at the Manhattan skyline. And this music plays.
After some sleuthing, I found that the song in question is by Band of Horses, and that the song is called Funeral. (if you haven't already, click to play above, while you read the rest. . . .)
I haven't made out the lyrics yet, but the official music video by the band includes footage of a very depressed-looking man drinking, driving, more drinking-in-a-bar shots, and heading in the end towards a scary-looking accident with a truck. Driving a vintage car.
Rather a strange song to select to advertise a new car, wouldn't you say?
Then again, they don't play the lyrics in the ad. Just the beautiful, floaty bits. . . . (and I liked it well enough to take the time to track it down. That says something) And maybe this is about the death of driving old cars? whatever. . . .
I just like the song.