My first impression of this video was that this person is looking back on scenes or memories through tearful eyes. Regardless of how the blurring interprets literally, the more I watch it the more I’ve started to feel it. Inori is not so much about what was lost, but what was gained. So yes, the world is blurring, but the memories themselves are transforming from hurtful to hopeful by finding the beauty within the pain. It’s a simple matter of changing where your focus is and where your camera’s eye is trained.
It’s a beautiful video, if a little dull, but whenever I feel a yawn coming on, Sakurai’s unrivaled passion brings me back. I love that this band can have such a big, bold artistic concept in their video. They truly are a dying breed.
The video for Tori Amos’ first single off the May release Abnormally Attracted to Sin, “Welcome to England” just dropped this weekend and well… I don’t get it. Good slow churning song but, I don’t get the video. I heard she’s been working on merging a visual and audio experience for these new songs but aside from gay-baiting wardrobe changes set to the backdrop of travelogue shots of the UK… what was the purpose of this boring video?? I know enough about her complex mythology to understand that she was wearing the Isabel wig from American Doll Posse at the end and that the American flag onepiece jumpsuit was an Isabel staple… Was that somehow important? Does it make it any less dull?