The song is definitely catchy. But really, it is all about the video – the concept, some bizarre dance-moves and the crochet-crazed costumes.

Although perhaps slightly more obsessed with vintage knits, the obvious inspiration for this video, for me, must have been Nick Cave’s soundsuits. These, even now, are still a really great concept for me, and blur the lines through multiple creative disciplines. And on top of it all, they just look incredible.

Also, the video reminds me of a wonderful book of work by photographer Phyllis Galembo, entitled ‘Maske’. Galembo captures the spirit of Masqurade from all over Africa. The photographs are both unexpected and incredibly evocative. This is definitely worth a read: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/8067153/Behind-the-masks-the-photographs-of-Phyllis-Galembo.html

http://seventeenevergreen.com/
http://flavorwire.com/76165/nick-caves-soundsuits
http://soundsuitshop.com/
http://www.galembo.com/

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