In 1983, British band Tears for Fears released the single The Way You Are to bridge the gap between their first and second albums. More experimental than their other hits, the song has been mentioned by Tears for Fears members Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal as far from their favorite and a marker of their need to change direction.
I actually love the song and find the mechanized beats and repetitive energy to be refreshing, as is the no-frills video for today’s Friday Video Pick. In fact, when I need a little pick-me-up of artistic inspiration, I think of the Alice in Wonderland-like girl in this video hauling her camera all over a factory and mingling with its workers on a cold day to get some key shots of industrial magic.
And where else can you see a brief shot of a shrunken Roland Orzabal doing an expressive dance in the palm of Curt Smith’s hand?