Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ariel Pink - Picture Me Gone (video)

Mr. Pink's latest is a Darkwave, bass-heavy, ballad; chronicling a bizarre past relationship kept hauntingly present through the omnipotent lens of modern technology. The video is fittingly off putting, with 3 women (men?) clad in rubber masks, going about their lives (smoking through their eye-holes, ice skating etc). We gain a glimpse at each woman's true desire, but what really comes of it? I guess when you think about it we're all wearing the visage of a forlorn woman. At the end of the clip one of the characters begins to pull off their mask, only to be cut off by the end of the song - does she ever actually remove the mask? Do any of us?? Picture me blond.. I mean gone..

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