Design of the Week | Kids in Music Videos
For anyone of my generation, the quirky and quietly touching Blind Melon video for their breakout hit, 'No Rain,' is likely seared upon your retinas, too. In it, a young girl dressed in a bee costume, gets laughed off a stage. That doesn't stop her, though, she takes off running, encountering various people on the street engaged in various everyday activities. She'll start tapping and shimmying and doing her dance in her bee girl costume, only to be met with indifference or quizzical stares. No one understands her! That is, until her journey takes her to a field of shimmering green grass where Blind Melon is playing, and there, surrounding the band, are countless dancers dressed in bee costumes, all wigging out.
While I was in high school, that video was everywhere you turned, and for that reason I naturally developed a strong dislike for it. Several years later, after lead-singer Shannon Hoon overdosed, I actually came to appreciate Blind Melon and get into their music, especially their second album, Soup, which was a commercial flop but displayed an interesting range and sensibility. I even named my first and favorite dog, Hoon.
That video was cute and cool, but Bomba Estéreo has taken the confident child outcast to the next level with their video for "Soy Yo," which is freaking awesome. Check it out: