We'd like to think that mimes are perfectly healthy, well-adjusted individuals. We'd like to think that, but it's probably not true because...well, have you ever seen a mime?
In the video for "Love Love Love", Vancouver singer-songwriter Noble Son (a.k.a. Adam Kirschner) plays a mime, but all of the things that are traditionally missing—miming often entails the absence of physical props, dialogue, and even colour—add up to a metaphor for what he lacks in his life.
As Kirschner sings in the song's lyrics:
I need a little love, love, love, love, love
Oh, gimme some love
Maybe as a kid I didn’t get enough?
Aptly, it takes a child to restore what has been missing, which sets off the surprise twist in the video, which was directed by Kasey Lum.
Kirschner drops a new Noble Son album, Life Isn't Fun, this spring.