Video of The Day: Micropixie

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

It's New Year's Day, seems only fitting to give Micropixie's "New Year's Day" the first Video of The Day selection of 2019.

Slinky and deceptively playful with undulating beats and the ice crystal kiss of a bevy of breathy vocal coos, the song has a sort of precociousness that snarls just a touch. After all, Neshma Friend's lyrics point the finger at some serious things (and we're not talking about New Year's Eve hangovers). The video's Insider/Outsider concept can definitely be applied to so many facets of our current state of affairs, but in "New Year's Day" it's done rather prettily.

Says Friend, "My 'New Year’s Day' video explores themes of socioeconomic inequality, xenophobia and patriarchal oppression through the story of two brown women: one is free to walk around the world, and the other, seemingly confined to her living room. I felt that by juxtaposing the webcam-like antics of the 'Insider' with the playful behaviour of the 'Outsider,' the viewer might ponder the relationship between the two characters. Are they different representations of the same person in time? Or is one of them dreaming the other?"

"New Year's Day" comes from Micropixie's Dark Sight of The Moon record, slated for release this March.

[posted 1.1.19]


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