"In a bar" has to be one of the saddest songs I've ever heard, yet - at the same time - it has to be one of the most beautiful and inspiring ones. You can actually feel the loneliness as if it was your own.
And maybe it really is.
With this video I try to capture the spirit of the song - of a person wondering around town, trying to recall his or her happiest memories; being a child, amazing travels, wonderful relationship. Or maybe we're following this person's mind while he or she is slowly passing away but still holding to life as hard as possible.
But the beauty of the song is that you're free to understand it any way you like.
Now, let's cut the talk - sit back, relax and enjoy this masterpiece by Tango with lions.
All video footage comes from archive.org, great place for public domain art.
All sounds come from freesound.org:
The quote at the beginning is Robin Williams from "Dead Poets Society".
Tango with Lions are the project of singer/song-writer Kat, and were originally conceived in 2006 after the musical dressing of diaries, photos and book-reading influences. A band was officially formed during a summer-time jam in 2007, in a beach house with former members Johniethin and Dana. Johnniethin's blues-folk guitar playing and harmonica style, met cellist Stavros' confident melodies and Dana's delicate clarinet sound to complete what the debut album "Verba Time" represents. Since the recording sessions during 2009-2010 with producer Ottomo at Fab Liquid Studios, the line up has changed, with Yannos now playing guitars and the appearance of drums. Tango with Lions is seen as a collective of day-dreamers, hard-workers and music-lovers. The album "Verba Time" got released by InnerEar Records on June 21st, 2010 and was warmly welcomed by critics and audience. Tango with Lions are currently giving concerts along with preparing new songs.
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