Monday, 24 March 2014

Music Video: Petite Meller - "Icebear"

Icebear - Petite Mellar

And the prize for the most bizarre song / video of the week goes to "Icebear" by Petite Meller featuring Yiddish pop singer Joe Fleisch. The video is creepy and unsettling to begin with, reminding me somewhat of horror film The Ring, but that is nothing compared to how bizarre it becomes when Fleisch begins singing. The weird thing is that it is strangely catchy which is why I had to listen to it five times in order to be sure that I find it quite odd.

"Icebear" is a cover of "Eisbär" by 80s German band Grauzone and yes, they are singing in German (see the lyrics below). Eisbär means polar bear and according to the song, they never cry. I'm not quite sure why that makes me sad but it does.

Petite Meller was born and raised in Paris and is known for her obscure and surreal brand of pop music. Quite frankly, I find her a bit frightening and am not surprised that she once said, "I only make music for the reason that I didn't have anyone to dance with".

You can follow Petite Meller on Twitter @PetiteMeller and Facebook at PetiteMellerOfficial

Once you've finished here, you can pop over to Noisey to see 11 awesome things they love about the video

"Icebear" lyrics

Ich möchte ein Eisbär sein
Im kalten Polar
Dann müsste ich nicht mehr schrein
Alles wär so klar
Ich möchte ein Eisbär sein
Im kalten Polar
Dann müsste ich nicht mehr schrein
Im kalten Polar
Dann müsste ich nicht mehr schrein
Alles wär so klar
Eisbärn müssen nie weinen
Eisbärn müssen nie weinen
Eisbärn müssen nie weinen
Eisbärn müssen nie weinen

And in English...
I want to be a polar bear
In the cold Arctic
Then I would not cry
Everything would be so clear
I want to be a polar bear
In the cold Arctic
Then I would not cry
In the cold Arctic
Then I would not cry
Everything would be so clear
Polar bears must never cry
Polar bears must never cry
Polar bears must never cry
Polar bears must never cry

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