Neon Trees Release 'Songs I Can't Listen To' Video (Recap)
Neon Trees tackle it for their new video for "Songs I Can't Listen To," with frontman Tyler Glenn acting out the good, the bad and the ugly of a relationship.
From the beginning until the time it falls apart, he and his partner are together in sunny Southern California. They play each other songs on the car radio, they listen to vinyl in their living room and they share earbuds. Until, that is, they break up.
There's not much to the video story-it's a pretty direct representation to the song lyrics. The one thing that makes it remarkable is that director Rebecca Thomas has set Glenn, who only came out last year, with a male lead. He happens to be Dustin Lane Black, LGBT activist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Milk.
The one thing of note here is that while the two men often come close, they don't actually kiss on the mouth at any point. It's an interesting aesthetic choice that is reinforced as being important when one near-kiss sends them floating in the air away from each other. It's the only surreal moment in the video, ripping the viewer from this real-life scenario into a figurative representation of what drifting apart feels like. Watch the video - here.
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