Music Video of the Day: It’s My Life by Talk Talk (1984, dir. Tim Pope)


Even by 1984, artists and the directors of their videos were rebelling against lip-syncing in them. That’s why you don’t see the lead singer doing that here. Sometimes even black bars go over his mouth to emphasize this fact while the video is primarily made up of nature footage. This discontinuity of image and sound was another example of early experimentation in music videos. There is another version of this video as well that apparently has them lip-synched, but doing other things to still make fun of the process. People of my generation learned of this song obviously because of tomorrow’s Music Video of the Day. Also, some may know it from the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories soundtrack. Although, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City used their song Life’s What You Make It instead. Their hit songs seem to be rather positive and empowering. No doubt that’s why tomorrow’s post exists.

One response to “Music Video of the Day: It’s My Life by Talk Talk (1984, dir. Tim Pope)

  1. Pingback: Music Video of the Day: The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats (1983, dir. Tim Pope) | Through the Shattered Lens

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