PowerPop, Pop, Punk
Fun, campy vibe. Bright colorful visuals with funny scenes
Brings nothing new or exciting. Slightly annoying vocals
“Quicksand” by The Solicitors, is a retro video that brings to mind classic videos such as “My Sharona.” Its colorful, fun, and keeps your attention. The music is good, the visuals stimulating, and the whole affair is refreshing.
The Solicitors’ music has a campy, fun vibe that has been popularized over the years by bands such as Weezer and Barenaked Ladies. The colorful visuals go along with the camp– flashing colors in the background and scenes with the band attempting to dance are funny and different. The lead singer’s voice is a bit whiny and annoying, but the instrumentation and the fun visuals make you forget about the annoying voice after a few minutes. There is nothing really new that director Jonathan Stavridis brings to the table with this vid, but the band’s antics and the colorful scenes are enough to capture your interest.
I enjoyed watching the video for “Quciksand.” Again, the music was enjoyable despite the whiny quality of the singer’s voice, and the visuals were funny and splashy enough to keep my attention. There is nothing groundbreaking about the vid, but its a pleasant few minutes to watch and enjoy!