Song for Someone by Matt Mahurin

Premiering the new video for ‘Song For Someone’, directed by Matt Mahurin. He is an American illustrator, photographer and film director.  Mahurin’s illustrations appear in Time, Newsweek, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Forbes, and The New York Times. Recently, Mahurin had illustrated the artwork for Muse’s latest album Drones.

Here it is. I want to thank everyone for all the kind words. MUSE fans are a true force. I'm working on a bunch more images for the record package and cd booklet. #muse #musedrones #drones #illustration #music #digitalart #photoshop #mindcontrol #beware @muse

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There is a hue of darkness and a focus on social issues to his photo essays.  When you watch the video, there is a scene involving faceless people walking towards you – perhaps they are marginalized listless individuals.  The beauty of U2’s music is its ability to be applicable to different contexts and situations.  To me, this video references those who are on the margins trying to seek solace; seeking light; and are encouraged to not lose hope.  For me, Syrian migrants escaping the slaughter in their home country by seeking refuge on the shores of Greece come to mind.

Lyrics:

You got a face not spoiled by beauty
I have some scars from where I’ve been
You’ve got eyes that can see right through me
You’re not afraid of anything they’ve seen
I was told that I would feel nothing the first time
I don’t know how these cuts heal
But in you I found a rhyme

If there is a light you can’t always see
And there is a world we can’t always be
If there is a dark that we shouldn’t doubt
And there is a light, don’t let it go out

And this is a song, song for someone
This is a song, song for someone

You let me in to a conversation
A conversation only we could make
You break and enter my imagination
Whatever’s in there it’s yours to take
I was told I’d feel nothing the first time
You were slow to heal but this could be the night

If there is a light you can’t always see
And there is a world we can’t always be
If there is a dark within and without
And there is a light, don’t let it go out

And this is a song, song for someone
This is a song, a song for someone

And I’m a long long way from your Hill of Calvary
And I’m a long way from where I was and where I need to be
If there is a light you can’t always see
And there is a world we can’t always be
If there is a kiss I stole from your mouth
And there is a light, don’t let it go out

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