Lostprophets - Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)

09 February Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Lostprophets are a Welsh band and have been going for a number of years. They are definitely one of my favourite bands, and this song is one of my favourites. Tink09 and Hollagram Star are obsessed with this band, and I think this song is one of their favourites too. It is also their most successful single to date (got to number 8 in the UK chart, which is also the same chart position as their earlier single "Last Train Home"). When this single was released the band consisted of Ian Watkins, Jamie Oliver, Lee Gaze, Mike Lewis, Stuart Richardson and Ilan Rubin.

The song was written by the band, and the lyrics were written by Ian Watkins. This is probably one of the many reasons why the song is so powerful, because it's coming straight from the heart, and you can tell they believe every word they are singing. As of late Lostprophets aren't doing all that well on the UK charts and as much as we want them to get high chart numbers, it is going to be difficult now with today's market.

This music video is clever and interesting, I like fact that there are both performance and narrative and it's edited just perfectly so we can understand what is happening.

I like the flag in the background, it suggest unity and strength. I like the fact that when they scream their hearts out the glass smashes or the plates are flung from where they are seated. There isn't a lot to the narrative, but you can tell that they aren't happy and they just want to scream.

The performance is on top of a helipad, I don't see what that has to do with the song, but this is what we usually expect from Lostprophets, they tend to perform pretty high so that it overlooks where they are, and also shows that people look up to them for inspiration.

Overall I'm really surprised I don't have more to say about this. Whenever I'd watched it in the past I've always thought it was a good music video, but now my opinion has changed purely because there isn't enough going on, it's simple, basic and not too much to it. However it has a storyline and has performance and everything you need, but there's something missing...

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