Jan 19, 2013

Mercury - "The Man"

Swiss duo Mercury just recently released this interesting music video for their bass-centric new track (A  recently released EP from Gomma). The excellent video starts off slow and gradually picks up in pace, featuring Krassen Krastev's transformation from a dour looking fellow smoking a cigarette in an alley into a graceful interpretative dancer and ballerina.

The video is also interspersed with scattered shots of painful activities and dangerous creatures, including knife games (Five finger fillet), rug burns, bullets, snakes and holding lit firecrackers for fun. The mixture of masculine imagery and an art form which most men typically eschew as overly feminine adds to the video's message of breaking societal norms. Check it out.

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