Thrice – “Black Honey” Video

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  1. Melody Bot

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  2. princexero

    Let's Lead, Not Follow

    Amazing.
     
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  3. IceStationZebra

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    This is my favorite video of theirs to date. It reminds me a lot of Jeff Nichols' recent films.
     
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  5. GiantBomb

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    Really really enjoyed this song and the video, so glad to have them back...and Thursday on deck too.
     
  6. CampfireColorado

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    wow. the actual video made me like this song way more. stoked for new Thrice.
     
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  7. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    Came in here to say the same thing. Totally has a Midnight Special/Take Shelter vibe to it.
     
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  8. Chris Prindle

    That berg attacked us, war on the arctic! Supporter

    New Thrice, New Blink, maaaaaaybe new Brand New? I had a Back to the Future reference to make but my excitement overshadowed my ability to remember things...
     
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  9. teebs41

    Bah Supporter

    also Saosin!
     
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  10. Chris Prindle

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  11. Ska Senanake

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  12. Chase Tremaine

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    This is what I imagine the newer Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) movie Midnight Special being like.
     
  13. Chase Tremaine

    theherox @oursbyaccident oursbyaccident.com Supporter

    HA. That's exactly what I said ^^
     
  14. Chase Tremaine

    theherox @oursbyaccident oursbyaccident.com Supporter

    I'm so glad we're all agreeing on this.
     
  15. Chase Tremaine

    theherox @oursbyaccident oursbyaccident.com Supporter

    Nice avatar. I've been jamming that album a lot lately.
     
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  16. princexero

    Let's Lead, Not Follow

    Thanx :) I love that cover art!
     
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  17. Bryan Diem

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    Cool guitar sound, great vocal delivery, but I don't think the song/lyrics are there, at all, which is insane because Thrice has been so great at that for me since Vheissu
     
  18. Chase Tremaine

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    It's about overseas relations concerning oil. If that helps.
     
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  19. Bryan Diem

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    Thanks man, but I think my complaint is that it's a little too heavy-handed. It's a cool metaphor, but it doesn't really go anywhere. By the time the chorus hits, I'm sick of it. I like the verse about the butterfly, at least, but the rest doesn't do it for me.
     
  20. Chase Tremaine

    theherox @oursbyaccident oursbyaccident.com Supporter

    I understand you feel. I similarly get tired of the same metaphor by the end, but I think the expansion of the bridge, going into how the honey-stealing has broader effects back home, helps. I agree though, switching to the butterfly analogy helps a lot, and I almost wish the rest of the song would've continued down the metaphor-switching path instead of returning to the bees.
     
  21. disambigujason

    Formerly js977 Supporter

    This is exactly how I feel about both songs so far. I'm biased because I can never fully get into political songs, and I've never been a huge thrice fan, but it just doesn't do anything for me. Which is unfortunate because the guitars and vocals sound awesome.
     
  22. Bryan Diem

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    We're on the same page it feels. As much I love the political sentiment of the song, it doesn't work in song form for me. I'm a huge fan of everything Vheissu onwards, and Illusion of Safety, but this is just like a poorer M/M track, imo
     
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  23. Anthony Brooks

    brook183 Prestigious

    I actually like the repetition of the bee metaphor/imagery. It sort of emphasizes the theme
     
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