A hippy, trippy video with a guitar sound that sounds like it is chasing itself round in circles while ascending at the same time. Man Made’s ‘TV Broke My Brain’ is an excellent song with the best music video we’ve seen in a long time!
The thumping rhythms and coolly complacent vocals are perfectly enjoyable as they are, but the beauty of a music video is that it can add something else to the track. In most cases, this comes to something like accentuating some artsy, underlying message (or even adding one). But ‘TV Broke My Brain’ doesn’t need that. What it needs is what it gets – something explicitly interesting to make the disillusionment daze of the song’s theme into something exciting. And this video does that.
It’s a fantastic animation by Allan Buxton that is hypnotically trippy, with some quasi-disturbing cartoons. Watch it, it’s perfect.