Welcome to what is almost certainly the final Video Wednesday of 2018. By this time next week, I’ll be knee deep in Year End Countdown mode, so at least you have that to look forward to.
One track that will almost certainly be on the list is “Cry” by Mitchell Ferguson. The song earned Mr. Ferguson The Ghost’s Ghosty for Best Digital Single. The song now has a video go with it, directed by Jake Ryan Hull of Cinderblock local music fame. It’s a video that made a strong enough impact that I felt compelled to take to the blog to share and discuss it.
The opening shots of the video reveal an older gentleman sitting at a funeral for his wife. The man proceeds to place a rose on her casket, then walks out of the church, undoing his tie and taking off his jacket. What follows is a series of adventures that seem rather out of character for a man who just lost his wife. Those scenes are engaging and entertaining, but feel out of place with both the opening scene and the lyrics of the song.
It’s not until the final scene where everything comes together. Pay close attention to the words in the man’s journal. When you read it, that ending will hit you in the gut. And at risk of being cliche, it just might make you “cry.”