I don’t know why, but I guess this is what I always wanted music videos to be like. A montage of images encompassing the beautiful things that surround us daily. The film editing doesn’t necessarily need to be obscure or ambiguous; it just needs to find a way to capture the quiet that is bound by a particular culture and artfully distinguish the listener’s environment. In this case, Japan.
I have never been fortunate enough to live or work in Japan, but videos like this immediately remind me of my time spent in Taiwan. Walking down the street to an eerie, almost deafening silence, as if I was wearing noise-canceling headphones to drown out the constant Chinese sales pitch being administered via megaphone from each retail store beneath the bright neon canopy that defines Taipei.
This is art to me. Just like writing or painting. And it proves why travel is so essential for the soul. I know the economy is a joke right now, and it’s too expensive to realistically consider unless you’re the singer-songwriter of our generation, but I strongly urge you to visit several different countries in Asia before it’s too late. Before you have multiple kids and never leave the state, let alone country, ever again. And when you do, why not stay a while?