Nick Deutsch drops another hymn to the underdog, shadow boxing refrain with the melodious “Monster” underneath the bed. The accompanying video is a nostalgic testament to the endurance of hope in the recesses of breakdowns. Imagine an upbeat accompaniment between music and being tucked in to wake up in a place that is home, no matter where you open your eyes.
The video encapsulates the soft power of Monsters in opposing frames between hurdles and the power of being present to the presence of obstacles. Maybe a reminder that when the adult in us falls short of the world’s expectations of us, it might be time to send in that inner child. In a time where the eyes of the storm forewarn the coming realities to recoil in defense, wellness finds a backbeat to offset the inclement with a feel good voice in offense with encouragement.
Monster is a reminder that no matter who you are, there was a time when you were faced with yourself against something and you triumphed. Draw on that as you look out at the world, we face the monsters together.