Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Innocence Mission - Bright As Yellow

[Thanks to Julie and Laurie]
Talking about yellow...

It's a bold choice to make that music video, and do it without a drop of yellow in it. I doubt I could manage to do that.

I hadn't heard of this band before, but it's looking like this one is Their Good Song.


Robb in Houston said...

Interesting concept. Since the color YELLOW is pretty clear in our minds, there wasn't much need to display it in the video.

BRIGHT AS YELLOW is the message.

The kid with the net chasing after butterflies or fireflies shows the concept.

That's what conceptual illustrative photography is all about: making something turn to reality in the viewer's mind - as well as in the client's.

Michael Burton said...

When I first encountered Innocence Mission (over 15 years ago) I thought all their songs sounded alike -- mostly gentle, melancholy ballads. I kept listening, and their music really got under my skin. It took a while, but it was worth it.

I love this group! I particularly like the first two albums, "The Innocence Mission" and "Umbrella," both of which seem to be hard to find now.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

... OK, this is just spooky: I bought a couple songs of IM today, and just now when I filtered them out in iTunes to put them in my faves list, I found that I already have a full album from them! (Befriended.) It seems I listened to each of the songs once, surely whenever I bought it. But I have absolutely no clue when or why that was.
And I'm absolutely not a heavy music buyer compared to many I hear about.

Gerry said...

Do yourself a favor and listen to "You Chase the Light" from their first album "The Innocence Mission". The song is sung from the perspective of the girlfriend of an impressionist painter. She chides him for being obsessed with light, colors, and the "ladies on the beach", and ignoring her. "You preach such beauty, you miss the point"

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I think she may be missing *his* point. (Most do.)

I can't find the song, neither on youtube nor on iTunes.

dave nielsen said...

I think she may be missing *his* point. (Most do.)

You know, I bet Monet just had really bad eyesight but didn't know it. He thought that's how the world really looked. He considered himself a hyper-realist painter. ;-)