For years and years, I had “Evil” by Interpol as favourite music video, there is something about this puppet that really gets me and I can’t describe why and how.
But then I had this wild I am Kloot phase, when I listened to way too many depressive songs and the weather was shit and everything seemed dull and hopeless and I am Kloot seemed to be the only ones who brightened up my day now and then. And I really loved “Proof” but didn’t realize how much until I saw the video.
Now, the thing with one-shot-one-face music videos is not the most innovative idea in the world but there is something about Mr Eccleston and his blue eyes and his overall expression that touches me and always gets me in a good mood at the end of the video and I really mean ALWAYS. I also like that fact that it makes you reflect on uber-expensive videos like Kanye West’s that have no emotional value whatsoever. It shows, that it’s the idea and the feeling behind concepts and not the difficulty, money or controversy that makes real art.
Due to this video, Mr Eccleston can do whatever he wants (even play a part in G.I.Joe), I’ll never say anything negative about him. Heck, he could slaughter a pair of puppies on national television and I would dreamily look into his eyes and think of this video.