The first and most important thing to remember is that this is not a "music video". That would be like, so boringly corporate.
Instead, this is a "visualette" – one of a series of visualettes that accompany the songs on Tori Amos's album. Therefore it would be unfair to judge it on the same basis as other music videos, since they don't get the chance to be set apart as a visualette.
... (Also because I'm scared of Tori Amos fans.)
Instead, we shall judge it on its other obvious attribute: it is an invaluable guide for any tourist visiting England.
PotP Board of British Tourism (with help from Tori Amos) presents: Welcome to England
Welcome, that is, to the Albert memorial. For first-time London visitors, it is perhaps not one of the most easily recognisable monuments. It is a grieving wife's memorial to her beloved husband.
Queen Victoria, who was shaped like a Christmas pudding and often wore doilies on her head, commissioned this statue – it portrays her beloved partner sitting in a rocket. No one knows why. It is one of the monarchy's great mysteries.
And you can't investigate for yourself because, as Ms Amos is helpfully pointing out here, it is locked.
Newcomers to the country should be advised that while formal dress is not required everywhere, it is required within a 10-mile radius of a palace, other royal residence, royal memorial-rocket, stately home, or someone who might once have slept with Prince Harry.
If at all possible, it is therefore safest to wear a silk cape with 12ft train, as demonstrated by Ms Amos here. A dress made of armour is also a boon, and a tiara will always come in handy, though if you don't have a tiara, a wig will do.
This is still Tori, with Prince Albert. He is a remarkable man: inventor of the Christmas tree, and some of the more gruelling types of male genital piercings.
But there are other things to do in London. I mean England. This is Welcome to England, right? England. There are also men in fuzzy hats, for example. They roam the streets of London/England, wearing huge, towering furry headpieces, hand-carved from the penises of bears. Very large bears. Wild bears.
They are well worth seeing, if you can find one.
Or, like Ms Amos ... You might want to spend a little more time with Prince Albert, his piercings, his rocket, and his lovely railings.
If you do end up spending a large proportion of your time with dead Queen Victoria's even deader husband, bear in mind that many of the other sights can be seen in pretty speedy fashion ...
... From the road. After all, why stop and look at the inside of St Paul's cathedral? It's much better from the outside.
Likewise Buckingham Palace, which is just over there, behind that car.
Because getting up close isn't really important on a visit to a country, is it? It's about experiencing life from the road. Or life on the road. Or, of course, experiencing the road itself.
England has a great many roads, and also many great roads; it is famed all over the world for its innovative traffic-calming methods and road furniture. Make sure to look out for some of the highlights. This is only one of them. Some are in the area of England known as Outside London! But there's not much else there. Apparently.
This is the London Eye, and the houses of parliament. They can be seen from many vantage points: roads, road bridges, railway bridges and buses. All, it is worth noting, without having to stop.
It is worth stopping though, at the River Thames. The majestic, 50-foot wide, brown-grey-green creeping slough of sea-bound detritus that runs through the centre of London.
Ms Amos is perhaps getting a little closer than the PotP Board of British Tourism might suggest. Especially in such a pristine sequinned stars-and-stripes catsuit. Because, standing there, you could get some stains that you wouldn't want to have to wash out. Or think even about, in fact.
Moving on. This is a much safer distance to be. Yet not, sadly, a sensible speed. Luckily however, here Ms Amos helpfully demonstrates one of the key skills to anyone visiting England/London: when finding yourself visiting the city, make sure it is clear where you're visiting from (here indicated by clever use of stars and stripes), and make sure you walk very slowly, directly in the middle of the pavement. It is your right as a tourist.
This is clearly a publicity shot of the London Eye, used for this visualette. You will never see it this empty as it is here, with Tori's "friend" Isabel. Not in real life. You will book two days in advance, queue for an hour and 14 minutes, and then look at the backside of a portly Norwegian for half an hour.
But we at the PotP Board of British Tourism believe it is truly worth it.
Oooh, look at the view. You know what that view says? It says: WELCOME TO ENGLAND (You'll Find Most of It Outside London).Fonte: Undented.com e Guardian.com.uk
Em breve, a tradução completa da entrevista.