MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW
"Real" by Of Mice & Men
Written by: Lexie
What makes YOU real?
Today, Of Mice & Men released a music video for their song "Real", exclusively through Rolling Stone, and it will punch you right in the feels.
Considering the song itself, "Real" has an uplifting sound, but has just a dark enough tone to highlight the weight of the words being sung; the instrumentals perfectly convey the lyrics, which are about embracing everything about ourselves that make us "real" -- including the less favorable parts.
The video is simple in structure, but far from shallow or boring. Most of the focus is placed on vocalist Austin Carlile, as he performs the song with the rest of the band. His vocals are filled with purpose and passion as he uses his lyrics to express his personal battle Marfan syndrome, and how he accepts it as another aspect of his life that makes him the person that he is. The video also features clips of fans holding signs that read what they feel is a defining characteristic of what makes them real. Whether it be a child, music, strength, or pain, everyone has something that they identify as what makes them who they are. Carlile's performance and the fans' signs are all incredibly inspirational and heartwarming, and will remind you of your own personal battles and accomplishments -- they show how we may not always have the best life we could want, but we can always make the most of it.
Overall, I'd rate this piece a 10 out of 10! If you haven't already, grab a box of tissues and head on over to Rolling Stone to check it out and see what you think!