Music Video Monday: Carmen (Stromae)

Stromae’s Carmen, inspired by and drawing heavily on Habanera from Georges Bizet’s Carmen, is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of social media.  In the original, Carmen sings that “Love is a wild bird that no one can tame.”  In Stromae’s modern interpretation, the metaphor is adapted to refer not to love, but to social media in the form of a blue bird that grows bigger and bigger, more and more overbearing and all-consuming.

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I’m not going to go through the whole thing – that’s not the purpose of this post.  I just want to share an excellent video with good music and beautiful animation:

Also, as an aside, this is the first French-language video I’ve posted.

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