[VIDEO] BBC Music’s “God Only Knows”

Oh look, another old video that I only just discovered!

I’m four years late, but I’m thankful that I stumbled upon it anyway. It’s the promo for the launch of BBC Music, and they could not have picked a better song.

The transition from shots in a studio, to flying bubbles, to balloons, and finally those shots of lightning in the skies, is the most amazing visual accompaniment to this song. Doesn’t it perfectly encapsulate what this song makes you feel?

In case there is anyone else out there who hasn’t seen it, I want to give them the same opportunity to be awed so I will keep my comments for after the video:

 

 

Here’s how I reacted when I first watched it:

 

Aww, Pharell.

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Elton John!

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LORDE!

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Hmm, Chris Martin. Damn, I want to hate him but his voice is perfect for this song. Shoot. Not hating him right now.

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Florence Welch!

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Stevie!

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OH MY GOD BRIAN MAY SOLOING ON GOD ONLY KNOWS IS THE MOST BADASS THING EVER. GAAHHH.

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Chrissie Hynde is a legend.

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Is Dave Grohl really God?

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And finally, finally, those shots of Brian Wilson. My heart swelled the first time they showed his face, and then that closing shot had me bawling. Thank you, thank you Brian Wilson, for what is possibly the most precious, gorgeous song ever.