Monday, 13 February 2017

New Music: Bad Fit - In The City (Video)


What’s your view on lyric videos? Originally, I thought they were a little tacky, but as time has gone by I’ve come to like them quite a lot – they’re really just an internet enabled version of pulling the record out, putting the needle down, immersing yourself in the songs and reading the sleeve-notes and lyrics as the music plays. It seems a far more holistic experience and, for me, keeps my focus on listening.

In The City is a slice dreamy indie pop of the melancholy variety from Northern Ireland’s Bad Fit and comes with one such lyric video; but there’s a bit more to it than just being a vehicle to convey the words. Being on your own in a big city can, for some, make you feel more alone than being in an empty place, and the scenes of space portrayed in this film convey that very idea; sometimes people need to get away from everything to find comfort. Take a listen to In The City below, soak up its pretty melodies and chiming guitars whilst you let your worries float away.

Bad Fit - In The City (Video)

3 comments:

Jennifer Ann said...

I really like lyric videos. I think something we're really missing in today's methods of music consumption is that focus on the lyrics. We don't have as much of the sleeve notes and lyric sheets unless we buy the CD or record. It's a bit of a shame as I feel it takes away some of that connection with the artist. So I really like lyric videos. They also can be done quite creatively!

Lovely tune, thank you for sharing.

Jennifer Ann said...

I really like lyric videos. Because not as many people buy physical CD's or albums today, I feel we lose that connection with looking through the sleeve notes and really paying attention to the lyrics. It's a shame really as I feel there's less of a connection with an artist through that way. Lyric videos can also be done really creatively, so I think they're great.

Lovely tune, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Ditto the above.

I think artists aren't paying as much attention to lyrics as they were a few years ago - they seem to be bashed out in minutes, and websites and blogs who just copy and paste PR don't seem to have the critical edge to say lyrics are crap.