Matt Corby, ‘Brother’ (2011).
As I was trolling through the endless wonders of youtube a wee while ago I fumbled my way onto this song. The thing that struck me was that the video that I watched was 9 minutes long and it had my full attention the whole way. Nine minutes for a song is a long time to hold an audiences attention - pathetic isn’t it? - but I remember being enthralled with Mr Corby all the way through, from introduction where he shies away from discussing what the song is about, to that stunned moment at the end where the presenter herself is blown away. I too was blown away but in a more silent, reserved sort of ‘damn that’s good’ kind of way.
I want to know what happened. I want to know everything that has happened in this young man’s life. I want to know it all!! He must be good. I’m not usually interested in people….
This is the nine minute clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IglwAVcuE6c&feature=related
Watch it. I’d dare you to, but you’re too clever to give in to something as inane and childish as a dare… right?