Creative Japanese Music Video Satirizes the Too-Fast-Developing Society – “Last Dance”
This creative music video seems foolish but it made me think about many society unsolved issues. And it all linked to what attitude we should take to deal with the modern world.
What is it trying to tell us?
It was hard to interpret the exact intention of this video but I felt I was getting something in the middle of watching. Something very meaningful, dynamic, needed for our society. A group of guys wearing suits dancing in the middle of the big city in Japan. Some of you may have realized, yes, in Japan, you won’t see people dancing on the street with suit on.
The choreography takes slow motion moves throughout the entire music video, which is obviously against the social phenomenon in Japan that the white-collar workers usually having a quick tempo lifestyle. Are they trying to tell us, “Slow down young man” ?
I love this scene very much. Everybody is rushing to work except them. If you take a closer look at the moves, they are actually running, but in slow motion. Are they trying to say “We should run, but is the speed we are doing now necessary?”
This is my favorite scene in this music video. White-collar workers all lying down on the ground and 1 man is trying to push them up. The lyrics say
” Feel the sky at home
Return to the place where we were standing
at Let’s use our tiny force
to turn sadness to smiles”
It’s a very impact scene that giving a strong message to encourage us to move forward, while not forgetting the state of mind we were in at first. After all, It’s a very creative and interesting idea. How is this music video sound to you? 😀