Big Water, Falling God (or “Two Music Videos”)

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Lately I’ve been obsessed with two things, and two things only: The music video for “Fallingwater” by Maggie Rogers and the music video for “Big God” by Florence and the Machine. Both are songs that express unfillable needs and unfathomable sorrows. Both are videos that use motion and the body to interpret these enormities.

Released within a month of each other, these videos look different but feel similar, or at least analogous. Where “Fallingwater” is light and airy, “Big God” is dark and dank. Where one is youthful and innocent the other is sensual and even grotesque. But they both place the artists in big, homogenous landscapes, on their own, with nothing but their own emotions to contend with.

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