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"Greens and Blues" - Pixies [YouTube Official Music Video]

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published March 04, 2014

There's someone out there for everyone, even if they have to come from another planet. The Pixies have just released an official music video for "Greens and Blues," a cut from this year's EP-2.

The video is a vibrant, brilliantly shot world of colors. Mel Rodriguez, better known for his roles on Community and Running Wilde, stars as a forlorn graffiti artist, filmed through various hallucinogen-influenced filters. At his loneliest point, Mel's visited by an astronaut -- played by Tabitha Caldwell -- and the two go gallivanting about the beach and check out some street art. Watch the Josh Frank-directed clip above.

Speaking about the song, Black Francis said he wanted "Greens and Blues" to fill the shoes of 1988 classic "Gigantic."

“As with all my songs, I would prefer people add their own interpretation to it. But, in this case, let’s just say that we had done ‘Gigantic’ as the closer for many years at our reunion shows and it worked really well. But I could see that we were going to grow weary of that and I felt like we basically needed a better ‘Gigantic.’ It was my attempt to come up with another song that would – musically, emotionally and psychologically – sit in the same place that ‘Gigantic’ has sat. Not that I could ever replace that song: you write songs and they come out the way they come out. So perhaps it can be said that this song fills the emotional niche that ‘Gigantic’ occupied, another show-closer. I think the lyric alludes to that, the fact that it’s the end of the night, the end of something. And a separation if you will, between the band and the audience. So I guess it’s kind of a goodbye song, or really more of a ‘good night’ song."

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Source: Pixies Official TV YouTube Channel

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