My bubba’s New “Island” Music video - The Reykjavik Grapevine

My bubba’s New “Island” Music video

My bubba’s New “Island” Music video

Published April 22, 2014

The lyrics of My bubba’s single “Island” offer listeners a visual feast—full of cannons, clamshells, seahorses, and windswept beaches. In an interesting twist, the song’s music video shies away from these strong images, channeling instead the somewhat subdued emotional state of the song’s unnamed narrator. In the video, Guðbjörg Tómasdóttir (‘Bubba’) and My Larsdotter Lucas (‘My’), clad in solid-colour turtlenecks, run through a wooded wilderness and a swampy tidal flat before taking the plunge into the sea. Once they make it to their sought-after destination, everything transforms. The blue water and tropical fish mirror more closely the song’s text and sounds, suggesting—like the song itself—that better times are ahead.

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