Pomplamoose is the finest and most talented example of “videosong,” a musical medium with 2 rules:
1. What you see is what you hear (no post-sync voice or instrument).
2. If you hear it, you’ll see it
Pomplamoose is the most recognizable artist in this medium, for good reason.
Their videos mostly take the form of “VideoSongs”, a medium Jack Conte defines with two rules:
What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice)
If you hear it, at some point you see it. (No hidden sounds)
I guess I kinda don’t like how there’s such a pedestal for music culture and especially for band culture, it just feels fake; it feels like smoke and mirrors. I feel like music doesn’t have to be like that. It can be something that’s very normal and very accessible.
VideoSong Blog is the headquarters for artists to showcase their creations. There are some good videos on here that are winning big awards. Pomplamoose was even nominated for a Grammy Award for “Beat It” . Give it a listen ‘cause it’s cool.