Anouk from the Netherlands, one of yesterday’s 10 qualifiers for Saturday’s Eurovision Grand Final, released her official video for “Birds” today, two days ahead of the release of her new album “Sad Singalong Songs”. It didn’t disappoint!
Although visually very pretty, what happens in the video ain’t that pretty. But what can one expect from a song that basically speaks about the end of the world when love dies (hence the birds falling from the sky), and about going “to a place with no fear and no moonlight”? The video puts a “Swan Lake” spin to “Birds”, a very interesting idea that is shot superbly. Anouk chose to feature in the video as the evil director who replaces the lead ballerina during a dress rehearsal. That’s cruel! We won’t spoil the ending for you, but who wouldn’t react the same when rejected by Anouk?
And another thought. “Birds” can also mean “girls” and it’s indeed telling that there is no man in the video of this song that speaks of a girl’s broken heart. (You can read all the lyrics here.)
What are your thoughts about this beautiful and emotionally stirring video? Is what you would have expected of Anouk for “Birds” or were you hoping for something entirely different?