Video Breakdown: A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera - Say Something
It's very rare that I talk about a video outside the Christian or Rock genre, but sometimes the music and the video is so strong that it deserves to be talked about. Not only is the video emotional, the song itself is just as powerful. Let's get into it.
The video is set in a large room and it has multiple actors in different situations. The first situation you see is that of a couple laying in bed. You can visibly see that the man is very distant by his body language. The woman is laying there as if she's given up on the relationship. The ending of a relationship can cause deep wounds, especially if the relationship was lengthy. When you try your best to be the best person you can be for the one that you love and they don't return the favor, that form of abuse can be devastating. It can cause you to harden your heart and your outlook on future relationships.
A little girl who is in bed listening to their parents fight is the second situation you see. As a child, this is one of the worst feelings you an experience. You feel helpless and you feel like it's your fault. You feel isolated, as if you don't have no one to talk to. As a child, you don't know how to talk to anyone. A child's mind is so frail and new that going through this can have lasting effects in their life.
The third situation is one of the most heartbreaking things you'll ever see and even more heartbreaking for those have have experienced this. Having to see your loved on pass on from this world is not something any of us is prepared to face. There's so much that can go through your mind that you can find yourself feeling regretful and lost.
The lyrics of the song have a very significant and obvious meaning. It can come from a person who just ended a relationship, a person who just lost a loved one or anyone who's been in a situation that can feel a connection with the lyrics. That's the most amazing thing about this son, the lyrics can mean so many different things to so many different people that anyone can identify with the emotion behind it.
The video is done very artistically and very well. The director had a clear vision that allowed the viewer to see the song representing different situations that can fit with the song. Wether you're going through one of these situations or not, you have an opportunity to feel the emotion very clearly.
Check out the video below!