In promotion of their junior release, Romance is Boring, the seven-piece pop/rock troupe Los Campesinos! have unveiled a dark and terribly twisted music video for the albums first single and title track, Romance Is Boring. And theyve made their new album available for a full stream via MySpace! Set for a stateside release on January 26th and a UK release on February 1th, Romance Is Boring is typical Los Campesinos!; packed with bouncy, catchy pop melodies wrapped in clever metaphors, saucy innuendos and spliced with depressing life realizations that force you to shout alongside them. That being said, the manic video for Romance Is Boring doesnt come as a surprise at all.
Documenting the life of an abused housewife and her violent alcoholic husband, Romance is Boring shows in many ways the problem behind the idea of love. From stereotypical interpretations of love, beauty and happiness to realistic imagery of broken homes, traumatized children and spousal abuse, Romance is Boring has it all. Whats shocking however, is the videos unexpected ending, which we think could have used a subtle blood-spatter effect to its advantage. Were not about spoilers here folks so youre just going to have to find out the details of its conclusion yourself. However, we will say this: in this tale only the strong prevail.