Who's Gonna Save My Soul

I posted this a while back when I first started blogging here. It's a short clip made to "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" by Gnarls Barkley. The video was directed by Chris Milk and it features Jorma Taccone (The Lonely Island) and Aasha Davis (Friday Night Lights). The first time I posted it, I didn't do it much justice simply by just posting it. I am sure many of you have seen it by now, but if you haven't it's a dope little piece.

Here's a review of the clip that I pulled off of Wikipedia:

The video is set in a diner, with the song playing throughout in the background. The key events revolving around a couple while they are separating. The man then stabs himself in the chest, and pulls out his heart, places it on the table and gives it to the woman. He explains to the woman that his heart "is actually hers now", that he will "never be able to get over her, and from now on every girl that I meet will be meticulously compared to the false memory of what you and I once 'had'".

The woman tries to accommodate him by telling him "well, maybe I can just keep it for a little while and use it for small things like when I've had a really shitty day or when I need someone to talk to or if I need someone to move something really heavy, and then eventually I'll give it back to you when we both find someone new". The man, describing himself as heartless, says that it, "unfortunately, does not work that way, I will now treat each women with a passive/aggressive contentiousness that will ruin relationship after relationship for years to come." The heart then comes to life, growing arms, legs and a mouth, and begins to sing the lyrics to the song on the counters of the diner into a piece of broccoli before finally stabbing itself with a knife and pulling the man's head out of its body. The head looks around, staring off into space.

The scene cuts back to the man staring out the window as the head is. When the woman finally asks "are you even listening to me?" The man replies with a simple "No."


m.w. ♥ said...

i don't know if i am disturbed or amazed.

it's gross.

dmai21 said...

its cool =)