Video Killed The Radio Star: Dan Black – Symphonies


Here’s a great video that pays homage to countless movie title sequences from the dawn of cinema (well, not quite, but close) right up to date. It references both specific films and genre stereotypes and is really rather splendid for film buffs and general pop-culture geeks.

The video uses the song’s lyrics as titles of the imaginary films presented in the impressively authentic styles of their inspirations. To give you an idea of what I mean, here is a selection of screenshots (click on the image for a larger version):

The song itself, called Symphonies, is okay too. Not outstanding but inoffensive and it starts to grow on you a bit after a few listens.

It’s performed by Dan Black. I have to admit, that’s a new name to me but he is a British artist who, Wikipedia reliably informs me, has been around for a couple of years and used to be in a band called The Servant.

Here is a slightly different version of the video, for a remixed version of the song featuring US rapper Kid Cudi.

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