Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks

February 14, 2013 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Of Monsters And Men are a band from Iceland and have become quite well-known across the globe, their popularity just keeps getting bigger and bigger. They were a band of six members but one has left (apparently) so now they're down to five. But when the music video was recorded there was 6 members and so I shall list all of them. The members include Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, Ragnar þórhallsson, Brynjar Leifsson, Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, Kristján Páll Kristjánsson and Árni Guðjónsson. This is definitely a band that shall be sticking around.

"Little Talks" was written by Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar þórhallsson. The song is their highest UK charting position to date at 12, and it is quite catchy, once again not my sort of thing, but it is very current. I can see this band becoming more and more successful!

The music video is definitely out of this world, not something I was expecting but it wasn't surprising and I think that was to do with the name of the band. You just can't help but think monsters will be involved in their videos and guess that was why I wasn't too shocked.

As you all well know I'm not a fan of black and white films or videos, and I rarely think it's a good idea. However in this case it is to make Nanna stand out as she is colourful and is like the guardian angel of the sky-sailors. I also like how she manages to change things into colour.

I like the narrative it's like a complete journey and kind of reminds me of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as the sky-sailors look like they're on a mission, plus their singing a song as the march. I also like how they always run into trouble, but manages to return the guardian angel to her home.

I thought the ending seemed unfocused. The ending looked like another monster was going to attack them, and maybe that is what happens afterwards and maybe the angel is actually not an angel in the first place. Personally I think the ending should've twisted what we knew and developed the story more.

Overall a great song that gets catchy the more I hear it. The accompanying music video is theatrically great and I have no problems against it since it stands out from the crowd and I've seen nothing like it ever before, and although it is repetitive, I'm prepared to let it slide and give this video top marks, since it clearly deserves it.