There are just some works of art that touch the spirit in more than one ways. Capital’s Cities recent pop hit Safe and Sound does exactly that. It embodies everything that I hold true while graciously delivering a very catching and chart topping smash.
The song in and of itself is enough to elevate the senses to new peaks but the original video immediately turns those new peaks into newer valleys.
Safe and Sound’s original video, of over two years ago, captures the lyrics and tone of the song perfectly. Masterful cinematography vividly juxtaposes the evolution of war with the evolution dance chronologically. Everything from the Charleston, to the Desert Storm is highlighted in the music video. The seamless transition of these powerfully historic video segments fluidly crosses generational and cultural bounds in a way that music and the arts do best.
Its message of love triumphing over all is very “Beatleish” and yet forcefully modern and relatable. This prevailing concept of smiling, dancing and loving being essential to the human experience while continuously developing is excellently depicting throughout the 3 minutes of footage. No greater is this human experience highlighted than the simultaneous development of war and weaponry through the same periods of time as dance.
Safe and Sound, excellently highlighting the human experience in a very complex and often confusing world.