Saturday, 28 January 2012
-Music Videos on my Mind- The Raveonettes’ “Forget That You’re Young”
As far as songs go, I can't think of a better track released in 2011 than Forget That You're Young by The Raveonettes.
Having waited for the record company to issue an official music video that never came (primarily because it was not released as a single), enthusiasts have taken it upon themselves to issue bootleg variations, many to disappointing results.
The video below provides fairly uninspiring visual accompaniment for what is a stunningly emotive song. Whoever made it doesn't even let the song play out to its beautiful fading finale; clumsily snipping it a few seconds too early (stuff like that matters, people).
Nonetheless, being Denmark's finest alt-rock band, The Raveonettes have consistently impressed music lovers with their elegant vocal harmonies and gorgeous fuzz-guitar sounds. Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo's boy-girl double act continues to astounded fans, though it's a pity none of the other tracks on their last album Raven in the Grave lived up to the quality of this particular song.
Still, it would be great if The Raveonettes were better known beyond the faithful few. It'd be even better if the existing faithful few could make worthier music videos to compliment their songs.