New Release: Twin Atlantic - Make A Beast Of Myself

April 23, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Make a Beast of Myself - Twin Atlantic |

Okay, so not exactly a new release, as it is more of a re-release. They charted last year with a re-release of "Free" and got to number 99 on the UK chart. This has been getting a lot of music video play, so this could also be charting soon.

Twin Atlantic is a Scottish rock band who I have been aware of for a couple of years, they're the sort of band that sometimes I like and then sometimes I don't. They consist of Sam McTrusty, Barry McKenna, Ross McNae and Craig Kneale. The band can be frequently found on rock music channels, and I have a feeling they'll produce a song that will get people talking.

A lot of people are unsure of the song's meaning, and guess what, the music video is just as confusing, so at least it's relatable right? After reading through the lyrics a few times, I'm came up with this theory that could be TOTALLY wrong, but it looks like something's making him spiral out of control, he sings about a bottle (so possibly alcohol), and that there is this one person out there that could be his antidote, or maybe it's locked in a bottle out there...

Basing on the theory I just came up with, the music video relates to a significant extent. His life is basically not doing well at all, things could be going wrong. And to make matters worse, he becomes involved in a car crash, possibly drink driving? Especially since he walks over to the pavement clumsily and falls over.

Everyone is avoiding him as he walks the streets, but are we supposed to imagine he is in the car, or he is driving an invisible car? There are a lot of running away and fake screaming and fake scared looks, the extras are so rubbish that it's funny, and puts all serious context out of the window.

Overall I love it as it has a big serious side that relates to the theory I think the song is about. But I would've preferred it to be kept serious, with the extras to actually be much better, it kind of makes the video look bad. Beforehand I had never caught the whole video, but now I have, and for people to truly understand it a bit more, they ought to watch it all.
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