Boston based singer songwriter George Woods has just released a brilliant concept with his music vid for "Highest Love". The clip revolves around an assortment of couples appearing on screen together with the song playing in the background, interspersed with various shots of them acting casually, laughing, and enjoying each other's company all while basking in the warm glow of the musical spotlight at hand. A white card appears in front of them with the lyrics of a line in the song, where the couple will act out a description of the song much like the game 'Charades' where hilarity and brilliance ensue all in one clip. I thought this was a extraordinary piece, and what it was able to do and capture was the emotional intensity in the room which was very organic and allowed the couples to act themselves, and just let it all flow out naturally. It's a shame that most other music videos don't follow this method as other clips revolve around hiring actors, and acting out the director's artistic vision of the song which can sometimes be a jumbled mess and seem like a artificial postcard of sorts. But this vid is one of the most brilliant and masterful pieces of video art that I've seen in quite some time, and provides some hope for keeping the spirit and essence of the human spirit alive and well.
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