Cymbals – Candy Bar

The video seems to detail the travels of four anthropomorphic geometric shapes as you watch “Candy Bar” by Cymbals.  The colors are very vibrant in this two-dimensional video, almost like construction paper cut outs, which makes for a visually interesting, stylized clip.  It appears as if they are all going towards a body of water, and the scenes of their travels are interspersed with colorful tosses of paint splotches and silhouettes of the basic shapes they are modeled after – circle, square, rectangle, and triangle.  The environments also match the shapes traveling through them; the circle walks across round hills, the triangle walks through a forest of pointed trees, etc.  Eventually, each one makes a boat with a sail of the corresponding shape, but they all run into a storm and their boats capsize.  The video ends on a happy note with them all washing up on shore and finding each other though, so it s a feel good little short either way, and because of the way the visual medium is used, it is also a pretty unique looking video as well.

iTunes: itunes.apple.com/ie/album/side…
Website: sidewayssometimes.com
Facebook: facebook.com/CYMBALSmusic
Directed by Dan W. Jacobs – danwjacobs.com
Label: Tough Love

Must Read

Exploring an Eclectic Mix of Music

Bored with the musical offerings lately? Then get out of your comfort zone and find some new music in new genres you may have...

4 New Books About Music Perfect for Winter Snowstorms

It’s the middle of winter, and there’s not much going on. Television will be preempted by the Olympics. Opportunities to get outside are scarce....

Ingrid Michaelson: ‘Time Machine’ Music Video Review

Ingrid Michaelson is involved in some of the most creative music videos I’ve ever seen. She loves to turn things on their head just...
Previous articleFloris Kaayk – Juxtaposis
Next articleSuns – Bells

Related Articles

Exploring an Eclectic Mix of Music

Bored with the musical offerings lately? Then get out of your comfort zone and find some new music in new genres you may have...

4 New Books About Music Perfect for Winter Snowstorms

It’s the middle of winter, and there’s not much going on. Television will be preempted by the Olympics. Opportunities to get outside are scarce....

Ingrid Michaelson: ‘Time Machine’ Music Video Review

Ingrid Michaelson is involved in some of the most creative music videos I’ve ever seen. She loves to turn things on their head just...

The 10 Best Fictional Bands: Jem, St. Pepper, The Folksmen and More

The Wonders Tom Hanks was fresh off an unprecedented string of hit movies as a leading man when he decided to try his hand...