Motionless In White - "Necessary Evil"
Written by: Tori
A party for the living dead is upon us, as Motionless In White release a brand new music video for their track, "Necessary Evil", off of their brand new album, Graveyard Shift. Iconic melody of "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore, or other known for the Melanie Martinez remake with "Pity Party", Motionless adds a synth twist- probably our favorite one off of this list! Lyrics with "it's my party and I'll die when I want to" can be taken and reflected upon in numbers of ways. With scenes of fire, drinking, and opening lyrics of "Strip off the weight of morality and check it at the door"; one is open to the idea MIW share of letting loose, setting your saintliness aside, and being open to the thrill of life because we only truly live one day at a time (so we should make it a hellraising and sensational life)! One can also take away the idea of excorticating that layer of innocence and sweetness to enable us to confidently speak our mind for how we truly feel, while also sharing the idea of knowing your self worth. This is exemplified through playful lyrics of "Imma have my fucking cake and eat yours too". Though the lyrics and tone is very light-hearted and flirtatious, it's pure tongue-in-cheek. Many who say that MIW's lyrics are solely risqué or nothing more than a catchy tune are missing out on the big picture!
Lyrics, "Forget everything you think you knew of who I used to be. I look much better as the enemy", alone show that the writer has been in a toxic relationship of some sorts where they felt taken advantage of. Now that the tables have turned, the individual finally feels the grace of superiority and understands the corruption of ascendancy of one leads to the pain of both parties. That equality in a relationship is important, with the consequence of one becoming the monster they, and the other person, thought they would ever become. This perfectly translates within the lyrics, "the monster you've made is wearing the crown. I'll be the king and you be clown". Showing that the hurting party now has dominance over their emotions, not allowing their cares to mask the pain present anymore. Representing that they will no longer accept being held down and tortured. It also is demonstrated in the video with lead singer, Chris Motionless, holds clowns on a leash.
This followed with emotions of anger and bitterness. "I want you low. I won't let you die. I'll keep you alive, just to remind you of what you are not". Anyone who's ever suffered can relate. No matter how much you good you carry within you, there is that remorse and sorrow of wanting to wish poorly on someone - it is only human.
Many may not pick up on this if they are not familiar with a few faces in the video, but one could find symbolism in drinking scenes. Some individuals within the metal/rock community featured were straight-edge and a part of the drinking scene. This can be commentary on how one may change to be someone they're not with another's control over them, or after going through such pain.
A really well produced video with a deep message kept our attention, for sure! Sass is at its all time high with Chris snarking on a throne, fire whipping in all directions, and attitude spilling out of every second of the video.
The imagery alone is bold, daring, sensual, loud, and dominating. Check out Motionless in White's brand new music video for "Necessary Evil".
This video receives an 8 out of 10, with the track receiving a 10 out 10.
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