Friday Night Videos: To Kill a King
In case you missed Wednesday’s music thread, you not only missed Glyph posting every song ever recorded with the word “walk” in the title (that was genuinely impressive), but you also missed this wonderful little gem from Maribou:
I watched that thinking, “Maribou has a great track record, I’ll probably enjoy this,” and a first I did enjoy it. Then it blew me away.
It starts out with some dude I don’t know (turns out he’s Ralph Pelleymounter, which is a spectacular last name), and Emily Wood, whom I do know, and I was thinking, “Oh, this is kinda like the XX, only less… pedestrian (pun intended),” and then that dude from Bastille joined in, and then a bazillion other people joined in too, and just like that it was something completely different from what I thought it was going to be. I think everyone they’ve ever known is singing or playing an instrument there, and there’s something about large numbers of people playing music together that is just moving, period.
Of course, I went straight to the intertubes to find more of this To Kill a King, and I found this, which may be an even better song, and which has Christmas lights in the video, so it’s timely, though it doesn’t have the giant sing and play along that makes that first video so special:
Definitely better than The XX.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday weekend, and I hope you’ve got some good music playin’. If’n you do, feel free to leave it down there in the comments.