Oren Lavie is an Israeli singer, songwriter, playwright, and theatre director. His music video for “Her Morning Elegance” (you can find it at the end of this text) has come in to recent popularity, earning a 2010 Grammy Award nomination for “Best Short Form Music Video”. His interesting stop motion style music video also achieved significant popularity on YouTube, receiving over 10 million views. Celebrating the Grammy nomination, the video was broken down to the original still frames, which are now exhibited online and can be checked here.
Lavie currently released his debut album, The Opposite Side of the Sea. As a personal judgement, this album features an amazing music and a great voice. And that’s mostly because some of Oren Lavie’s musical influences include Tom Waits, Jacques Brel, and Leonard Cohen. Also, at the core of his melody-oriented compositions you will always find a piano or a guitar, enriched by string arrangements (cello solo, quartet, chamber orchestra) and various, mainly non-electronical instruments, occasionally added; that’s giving each of the songs a unique style and color. To make it short: original, creative, different, outstanding, I love it!
I rarely fall in love with a short movie, but this is one of those rare times. And don’t know to you guys, but to me those two are Julien and Sophie, from “Jeux d’Enfants.” They didn’t actually die, they just lived happily ever after somewhere in Berlin, New York or Antwerp. And they continued the game. As you can see in this short movie. Give it a watch. Cap ou pas cap?