Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men
Little Talks is one of the tracks released by Icelandic outfit Of Monsters and Men. The band has influences in folk music scene and also independent label sounds. The song was taken as a first single release from the album My Head is an Animal, released in 2012. The video was released via public networks and was directed by M. Wilson and M. Moser.
In the video, the male representatives of the band are seen skydiving across a strange and weird landscape with a female goddess, whilst constantly running into huge problems. The music video has been nominated for several top accolades including Best Artistic Direction, where it managed to finish in a close second place.
The song itself has a bouncy, foot tapping beat and makes use of many horn instruments. It was written by two of the band members, N. B. Hilmarsdóttir and R. Porhallsson in the key of B flat minor. The single was produced by Aron Por Arnarsson, who also produced all the other songs on the album. The video begins with a sky ship sailing across a mythical land when the sailors spot a meteorite through a telescope. When the sailors descend onto the planet to see what emerges from the fragments of the comet, the rock begins to slowly break apart and inside the men are surprised to learn that there is a female creature that appears before them.
After the sky sailors take the female creature on board the sky ship, they encounter a large black bird of prey, who at one time mimes a chant from the song. The bird of prey then seizes the sky ship with its talons and then drops it from its clutches. The mythical female creature then mimes another chant from the song and the bird of prey is then seen to disintegrate into a sparkling dust before exploding completely. After the bird of prey had dropped the sky ship the airborne ship then gets caught in a tree branch sticking out of a steep cliff.
It is at this point that the five sailors hoist anchor to another part of the mountainside that is made into a statue of a great pagoda. Once the anchor is fixed the five sailors then gingerly scale across the rope to safety where they reach a cave full of bats and other flying creatures. The video shows the sailors trekking through snow-covered forests and valleys before eventually reaching their destination.