The Naked And Famous - Young Blood

March 31, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

So SpeedATW decided to suggest this music video on to my suggestions page. I have never heard of The Naked And Famous, so I was interested in what I would think of this, but then I heard the song and realised that I have heard it before. It was used in an advert in the UK for the Cannon EO5 Camera. It has been used in various TV shows and on various adverts worldwide.

The Naked And Famous are a New Zealand indie rock band. They consist of Alisa Xayalith, Thom Powers, Aaron Short, Jesse Wood and David Beadle. So there's 5 members, which is quite a lot to be honest, but if they create music like this, how can anyone complain. This song became a big success worldwide, however people didn't link this song with the advert, and I bet it would have done much better if it were promoted more.

"Young Blood" was written by Thomas Powers, Alisa Xayalith and Aaron Short. Again it's another band who have wrote their own song, meaning they can connect with it easily and it's usually what makes the song all the more better. It was created to convey the spirit of youth, and it sure does that.

The music video is interesting, that is the only word I can use to describe it. There is a lot of footage used but nothing links this song to the music video. If I turned the song off, the video could be for any song, and the only identifiable bit is the fact that everyone is free and having fun and doing whatever they want to do.

There's a lot of footage used such as the water, which is quite clever as water is open and free which is what young people want to be. But there's just not a lot going on. It's not performance or narrative based, and it just looks like a lot of footage compiled together.

Overall the song is really catchy and I do like it (now I know who created it). But there's nothing special about this music video. And I don't really have much to say about it either.