Anthem: It is Indeed Time to "Get Out of Our Heads"

One of the great, unsung videos of all time is Eve 6's "Promise." It's nothing special in conception I'll admit, just another round of Max Collins playing with nonsequiturs to a catchy alternabeat while a cast of malcontents quit their crappy jobs.

It's a party tune, but that's like calling Vincent Van Gogh's the Night Cafe a picture of a bar. It's true enough, but it belies an undercurrent of vision and genius.

The Anthem... well, they're not quite that good. Their lyrics lack the subtleties of "Promise" and their video for "Out of Our Heads" passes the viewer exuberance mark with a stumble rather than a full-on run.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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