Mia Doi Todd Releases New Video by Michel Gondry
Singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd has released a new video for her song "Open Your Heart," directed by Michel Gondry. The video features a large group of performers in multicolored clothes, enacting elaborately choreographed maneuvers in locations around what appears to be Los Angeles.
If you've seen any of Gondry's previous videos, you'd know that dry summary barely does it justice. While it's not one of his greatest works, it's a fun, playful video that seems poised to help raise Todd's profile. For a singer who's about to release her ninth album, she's flies surprisingly low under the radar.
Todd's strength as a musician is really her voice. Having had the chance to see her perform in an intimate venue (with Gondry himself accompanying on drums), I can testify to the fact that her vocal gifts—barely even represented with this single—make for a very captivating performance. Even when her lyrics trend toward the banal, her gift for melody shines through.