The brief was to create illustrations of two songs from one band or artist. I choose two Muse tracks, Knights of Cydonia and Madness but combined them both in one video to illustrate them with visuals and sound.

I have interpreted the two Muse tracks by amalgamating them and finding links. I interpreted ‘Madness’ as being about the madness of love, and how relationships can be so confusing and hurtful but people are driven to madness trying to make the relationship survive. The second track is ‘Knights of Cydonia’ and my interpretation of this is about the struggles of life and how people fight for their rights and also fight to survive. This is where I found the link between the two – fighting; it is about the fight for both your relationship and your life. The final piece itself is a motion graphics piece that portrays the inner thoughts of an intoxicated man while listening to the track and trying to clear his head. The words that I have illustrated using the city lights are the man’s internal thoughts as he contemplates his life and his relationship. However, these thoughts are a combination of the lyrics of both songs; more-so from the ‘Knights of Cydonia’ because ‘Madness’ is playing in the background, so this is how I incorporated the two songs together to create the juxtaposition between the words on the screen and the lyrics of the song being played.

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