Best Videos 2015: Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment - "Sunday Candy"
Thu, 24 Dec 2015 10:25:23
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Staged as a 1950s-styled theatre production, the video for Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment's "Sunday Candy" is an uplifting tribute to love in simpler times. Directed by Austin Vesely, the video begins with the band's name being projected in pink letters against blue curtains. They open up to reveal the characters in a 1950s cafe, where our story begins. Full of dance routines, moving set pieces, and letterman jackets, "Sunday Candy" is joyous. It calls for the audience to dispel reality momentarily, so that we can enjoy a less complicated time where love and devotion took center stage.
The stage is the band's church, and each routine is designed to remind us of what's good about falling in love - it's simplicity, it's easy, and mostly its intimate craftsmanship. The entire video is done in one shot, with each moving set piece and dance routine gliding seamlessly together and across the stage. All of it symbolizes the amount of effort and time needed to make love work, even when that love is simple and pure. In short, the video is devoted to the idea that the best love is the simple, hardworking kind.
"Sunday Candy" is not the usual video produced by the hip hop world today, but then there is nothing today or usual about Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment. It's the kind of piece that can stand alone and be itself without feeling the need to succumb to current day's pressures and needs.
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