If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to get me out of bad moods, downers, sulks, being filled with hate at Turner Prize hopefuls (see earlier post), stuff like that… then it’s watching this video.
It’s by a favourite band of mine called El Canto Del Loco (or ECDL for short) who hail from Madrid. They are awesome in general, but the video for this song has to be one of my favourite things about them (although it’s by no means new).
It’s a great song – “Puede Ser” – and the video is a masterclass in style.
Shot wide in clean black and white, hugely minimalist – featuring Dani, David, Chema and Jandro and very little else apart from some wandering, nicely paced camera work, a couple of props and some cheeky bits of typography.
Simple, elegant and utterly beautiful; it always makes anything seem a little better.
You can find plenty of their videos on Youtube – including on their own ‘channel’ page, and they also have some on their ‘group’ page on Facebook.
If you enjoy those then you should consider the 3 DVD box set “Episodio I” – which contains a bunch of promos, a documentary and a live performance.
(*And most importantly avoids all that godawful compression scrunching that Youtube still manages to do on every bloody clip…)