Kids In Glass Houses - Saturday

September 17, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Kids In Glass Houses have been in my head for the last week, purely because I started uni on Saturday, hence the title of the song. They are from Wales and are a five-piece rock band consisting of Aled Phillips, Iain Mahanty, Philip Jenkins, Joel Fisher and Andrew Shay. I saw them live with Tink09 and Hollagram Star, but we were unaware of who they were at the time, they were supporting Paramore in 2008 and even greeted people in the line.

"Saturday" was written by the band, it paints the picture of being unsure of what is going on, and it's quite clever because it makes us unsure of what's happening too. Occasionally we might realise that 2 people are together, but then something is sung to make us think otherwise, and yet we are still confused towards the end. And this is exactly what we want.

This video takes place in many different eras, it is also both narrative and performance based. I like the idea as an overall factor especially since they portray the eras quite well, which makes us more intrigued. I also like the clothing, and the lyrics of the song matches perfectly at times, and I can't help but laugh.

I also like how it advances as we get near the end, and also the fact that the girl plucks up the courage to give him her number (had she been listening to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"?). It shows how much has changed and how. I also love the ending, it's slightly unexpected but you can't help but realise it was meant to be.

But does it relate to the song? Now that is a big question... It does and it doesn't, but it also depends how certain people interpret the song, me personally, all last week, I was thinking about uni and how the song would fit, and yes I did come up with this whole new idea for a video, but after going into more detail, it's made me think of different things. This may relate to some people's ideas, however others may think it's a misconception. At the end of the day, it depends on who you are and what you are currently going through, and in that case it just shows how great a song this is.

Overall a great song that I cannot fault, as for the music video... Well it wasn't what I pictured, but then again it may suit someone else's. However, taking it all into account, it must have been difficult to make, and there is probably a lot of out-takes as they look liken they had a lot of fun. So I'm stuck between two ratings, but since I was obsessed with the song last week, I'm going to choose the higher rating of the 2.