Throwback Tuesdays: Cat Power - "He War"
In any event, the book reminded me of this throwback, the video for Cat Power's "He War," from the 2003 album, You Are Free. Where most music videos shot in South Beach are all about the party, Marshall and director Brett Vapnek spun the island's baked pastels in a different direction. The song, built on ragged chords and tripping piano, obliquely describes an irreparable relationship rift. So does the video: Marshall and her boyfriend are seen slowly working their way across the Beach, treading the same ground but never really occupying the same space. Set against an impossibly sunny, cheerful backdrop, the alienation only seems more intense.