Many of us might remember the old song “Feel Good Inc.” from awhile ago. Released by English band Gorillaz, the song was featured in their Demon Days album back in 2005. This is one of the timeless songs for me. Every time I listen to it I fall in love with it again. If I remember correctly, there was a crazy plot line going on with the members of Gorillaz with their members and music videos, but I’ll let you research on that if you have the time. However with this video, they do seem to be playing a role.
In the words of Wikipedia (I know it’s not a credible source) the video was explained through ideas of one of the fictional characters of the band, 2D…
In the video, 2D yearns for the freedom to join Noodle on her floating island. The characters lying on the floor represent those who have already been “dumbed down”, while the band members are the ones who have awakened. 2D is trying to wake all the people from their half-dead state by yelling at them through his megaphone, in the style of a political activist.”
“I think Gorillaz built a tower around themselves that they couldn’t get out of; of excess and debauchery. The video is based on this feeling. For a while it was great to be on the inside, but the party got out of hand. It’s become like the ‘Last days of Pompeii‘… a… er… Sodding Gomorrah. The Feel Good Tower represents this. The palace we built has become a prison. In the video I’m just waking up from this year-long hedonist’s dream, and I realize that maybe … the fruits of success have turned sour.
—2D on the Feel Good Inc. video”
It gives an interesting perspective on the whole thing. Awhile back, I spent some time looking into it more to find that there were analysis with the specific issues of the world shown by the different band members, but I’ll let curiosity get the better side of you and also let you find that out.