Now that the holiday season is finally over, follow suit to Kindest Cuts‘ new video for “Cold Eyes” and set that Christmas tree on fire (or pack it up if it’s not real). The new video, directed by Damien Ferland, features a very blasé, blue-screened Patrick Short in some kind of cynical cable-access nightmare. As the song begins, the montage of images seem culled from silly YouTube videos, weird commercials, home video goofs, etc, only to become gradually juxtaposed with darker images of war, violence and lots of shit on fire. The images are a perfect parallel to the bitter lyrics that touch on social disillusionment as is summed up in the chorus, “I disconnect – there’s too much going wrong”.
It seems Kindest Cuts’ best work is when he’s at his most depressingly cynical (see “Handsome Killer”) – the song, while bleak-as-hell, is one of his most fun & catchy, full of bass arpeggios and sparkly analog leads. Short promises this is the first single to a yet-to-be-released album, and we can’t wait.