The idea about your life flashing before your eyes has been struck as a weird concept. It’s strange to think about your entire experience on this planet being condensed to a few seconds. In DANIELS’ video for “Simple Math” by Manchester Orchestra though, the concept is played out beautifully with a mix of intense action, childhood memories, and intriguing transitions. Frontman Andy Hull gets into a car accident to avoid hitting a deer. As his car rolls over, time slows to a crawl and he’s transported back to when he was young. Yet as he relives his life, the accident keeps threatening to break him out of his reflection over what he’s learned, what he’s lost, and what made him into who he is.
“Simple Math” is the first single off Manchester Orchestra’s third album of the same name, due for release May 10th through Favorite Gentlemen / Columbia Records.
Directed by: DANIELS