There aren’t many singers that can reduce me to tears by hearing their voice. Most just send me to another world; very few can turn me into a blubbering mess within seconds. Today I’m in an alright mood. I just watched the new video by Antony & The Johnsons, and his voice within seconds made me cry. I remember when I heard Hope There’s Someone and I felt every single part of me melt. It was overwhelming. I cried. Yet I had to keep playing the song over and over.
Antony’s voice is so pure, vulnerable and haunting. I’ve honestly never heard a voice so delicate and stunning. His words make you feel less ashamed and his voice is so gentle; it makes you feel as if all the bad in your life no longer matters.
Cut The World is stunning. The video is dark, and you can take what you wish from it. Those who can’t deal with anything gruesome may not enjoy it, but for the sake of art you can truly call this a wonderful video. Personally, this is one of my favourite videos I have seen in a long time.
The build up in the video matches the intense build up in the song. Not many can truly capture this, but here it is done so perfectly.