Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Music Video: Conor Oberst - "Zigzagging Toward the Light"

>> Late last week, folk artist Conor Oberst (best known for his work leading the folk act Bright Eyes) released the first music video from his recently released solo album Upside Down Mountain. "Zigzagging Toward the Light" opens with Conor being interviewed in the year 2024 by an unseen source. The all black and white footage, questions asked by what sounds like a robot, and the statement that "the cameras are everywhere" all add to the futuristic feel and somewhat points in the direction of George Orwell's 1984.  

>> The song itself is upbeat and draws reference and inspiration from (in my opinion) The Smiths, with it's multiple layers of jingly-jangle guitar work, pop aesthetics, and driving rock tempo. It's an excellent choice for the first music video and single combination from Oberst's album.

>> Conor Oberst is currently on tour in support of his new record Upside Down Mountain with support from fellow folk rock act Dawes.  The remaining dates for that tour can be seen here.

- Written by Mitchell Allen

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