Initial song ideas for a video – Mini pitch

MAYDAY – Coldrain

After some thinking and looking around I have decided on doing the song Mayday by Coldrain. Mayday is a metalcore song that is entirely performance based.

When I first heard this song I was completely hooked on it and I believe I have some ideas for what the narrative could hold, though I do believe that I will use a lot of performance. Though since the song doesn’t have any narrative it leaves a wide open door for me to come through and develop my own narrative without anything to be compared to.

Themes:
  • Betrayal
  • Loneliness
  • Regret
  • Loss
Music video ideas/description

Guy goes through life with his friends but losses them over time as he keeps repeating mistakes. Maybe makes for friends along the way but losses them as well. Carries on then losses is life and begins to lose grip on reality, until he walks through the streets seeing all his past friends around him. Final scene him burning all the pictures of himself and his friends.

The performance will be fast paced and seem very chaotic, but slow down when the second singer comes on. It will slow down but the camera will have more of a stiff movement to it, by moving the camera on the beat.


 



Lyrics:

Take what you got and leave now
You’re wearing out you’re welcome
No one here wants to see you, hear you
Think that you won from day one
But soon the devil will come
You know just why he wants you, don’t you?
Your crooked desire left us in disarray
Misguided, divided it’s a point of no return
You started a fire, you’re gonna watch it burn
Try to save yourself like you always do
Every bridge we build
You think it’s yours to burn it down
Just burn it down
When everything is gone
You’ll wish you only heard us out
Heard us out
Screaming, “mayday”
Mayday
Act like you’ve only done good
Unfairly misunderstood
Play the victim it’s so you, what’s new?
Lie after lie after lie
We all stopped counting the crimes
You know why we can’t trust you, don’t you?
Your crooked desire left us in disarray
Misguided, divided at the point of no return
You started a fire, you’re gonna watch it burn
Try to save yourself like you always do
Every bridge we build
You think it’s yours to burn it down
Just burn it down
When everything is gone
You’ll wish you only heard us out
Heard us out
Why don’t you choke on yourself
Swallow the hate or just fucking go
You set yourself the world on fire
Rising higher and higher
But there’s nowhere to run
Because all of the bridges burned
All you are is a fucking monster
A walking disaster
You touch it, you break it, you kill it
Just like a cureless cancer
Every bridge we build
You think it’s yours to burn it down
When everything is gone
You’ll wish you only heard us out
Heard us out
Every bridge we build
You think it’s yours to burn it down
Just burn it down
When everything is gone
You’ll wish you only heard us out
Heard us out
Screaming, “mayday”
“Mayday”
“Mayday”
“Mayday”

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