Family battles and a hidden property deed are the main subject matters of The Shins’ new music video for “Simple Song.” Singer and instrumentalist James Mercer stars as a recently deceased and formerly sadistic father who pulls one last menacing prank on his three children. The practical joke is even worse because he doesn’t get to see how it’s played out.
Though the subject matter is disturbing, it’s handled with humour. I also love that it’s shot in a home-video style. [ChartAttack]