Sigur Ros’ Gay Boys video

This Sigur Rós video is pretty stunning.

Sigur Rós, the Icelandic band is known for their ethereal multi-layered music (they were an enormous influence on Radiohead’s Thom York), has produced a stunner here.

The video for the song titled "Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása" from their album Ágætis byrjun present a stunning series of images telling a very old story about gay being and the array of social and religious constraints against natural love.

The lyrics are in a homemade language created by the band, they call it Hopelandic and consider it their form of their native tongue.  The title has been translated as "Good Weather for Airstrikes" and was named after that phrase which was said by a weatherman during the Kosovo war.  It’s interesting to have this video attached to what is clearly an anti-war song.

Very moving.  A bit long but there were moments that left me speechless.

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