Music Video Monday: U2 – Iris (Hold Me Close)


I’ve debated starting this theme for a few weeks, and I ultimately decided I would as it would encourage me to looks for options that actually fit what I’m aiming for. If one pays too much attention to Top 40 type music you tend to see a dearth of creativity in the music video form. The music video is spawned from short films and can be as creative if not more so than their predecessor. Far too often it does just become singing heads. I want to try and buck that trend and find ones both new and old that do something somewhat outside the box, at the very least have some sort of visual narrative. Here we go.

U2 –Iris (Hold Me Close)

Yes, U2 tried to make us listen to this album whether we wanted to or not, but that doesn’t mean the whole album is an entire loss. Furthermore, upon comparing my impression of this song after seeing a fan video and seeing this, it’s much higher now. There are times when the right images set to music do matter.

It’s a simple, well-told story. Potter fans will also recognize Ryan Turner from The Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

To see the video follow the link below:

U2 – Iris (Hold Me Close)