in which all mankind crafts a steampunk single

so, i have a question for you all – do you ever like a song better because of the video? granted, most of us hear the song first and then go hunt down the video. and, i’ve got to admit, many videos are AWFUL. there are those that are basically wtf moments, those that have (in the listener’s opinion) nothing to do with what the song is (assumed to be) about, and then there are those that are brilliant.

every so often i stumble across a video before listening to a song beforehand. today’s song, break the spell by australian band all mankind, is just such a song.

the video is such eye candy – steampunk in nature (and i do love me some good steampunk genre books, so this was up my alley) and animated, it’s a ride through a futuristic yet anarchistic world that tim burton might want to inhabit.

the band sounds a bit like a cross between temper trap, coldplay, and the white lies (musically, at least). break the spell is definitely a catchy song – it keeps you racing throughout, never letting up as it chases the end.

i like it – and i think a lot of that is because i like the video so much.

in the long, hidden past
was a world just like ours
once beautiful, but every flower dies

in the soul of the men
was a heart, brave and red
but cursed hearts can grow an ugly side

but i got you
you got me
got a chance
i believe
if love will come and break the spell tonight

only love survives, only love survives

in the land, cold and wet
is a hope, and a threat
it came crawling through the cover of the night

in the fear of defeat
is a chance I believe
to return to who we once were meant to be

but i got you
you got me
got a chance
i believe
if love will come and break the spell tonight

i got hope
there’s a way
we can make it one more day
if love will come and break the spell tonight

only love survives

All Mankind – Break The Spell by SoRecords

want to see all mankind in concert? check out one of their tour stops below:

21st April: Bull & Bush, Sydney, Aus
30th April: Worldwide Radio Summit, SIR, 9.30pm LA
3rd May: Musexpo, SIR, 9.30pm, LA
3rd May: Seymour Stein Lunch, W Hotel, LA, 12.30pm
9th May: Club Fandango, London
12th May: Boiler Room, Guildford
13th May: The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
15th May: 02 Academy 3, Birmingham
19th May: Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool
20th May: Heebie Jeebies, Liverpool, 12.45pm
20th May: Presidential Suite, Hilton Hotel, Liverpool 1.45pm
21st May: Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool
24th May: Magnet Club, Berlin, Germany
30th May: Dublin Castle, London
2nd June: Blueroom, Blackpool
3rd June: Tunnels, Aberdeen, Scotland
4th June: Milo, Leeds
5th June: Classic Grand, Glasgow, Scotland
9th June: Go North, Inverness, Scotland

go HERE to buy the single.

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