Have you ever experienced a week that felt like an eternity? Coincidently, that’s exactly how I felt last week. Not because of Blue Monday, but all because I was eagerly anticipating the release of the latest song from Bright Light Bright Light, “You Want My…“. Although I usually jump right in with a blog post. On this occasion I decided to wait for the music video instead. Those seven days felt like an entire month, but finally, the video was released on Friday. I never realized how much a simple music video release could impact me. It goes to prove that sometimes, the little things in life can make all the difference.
I was able to maintain a positive attitude throughout those long seven days. I had unwavering confidence in Rod’s previous videos, which I have found to be enjoyable. These played a significant role in keeping my spirits high. At the risk of exposing myself as being so heterosexual. so dramatic. My perseverance has paid off, and it’s fantastic to see that my patience is rewarded with a super fun visual homage to the previous BLBL albums, directed by Tyler Milliron for Milliron Studios.
I find it interesting that the clip revisits all of the BLBL album sleeves. Likewise, it’s also cool that Rod and Tyler have included some nods to other artists’ albums that have inspired Rod’s artistic music journey. I think it’s important to fully understand the idea behind this release. The track is a collaboration, written with Ian Masterson, (Pet Shop Boys, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dannii Minogue and Bananarama). The music is very reminiscent of both the Pet Shop Boys and George Michael, which fits suitably well with the homage theme. Whereas the lyrical concept addresses sexual dynamics and taking back control.
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