I have chosen to analyse the music video for 'Bliss' by Muse. The song itself has a spacey almost futuristic sound to it, and this sound has been portrayed by the imagery of the video. The video is set in space, on an unrecognisable planet that has a giant hole right through the core of it. The colourings of the planet and the sky above it are all in the colours of grey and different tones of blue, again giving the impression of the songs out of world sound and possibly representing the coldness of this strange planet.
These colours of the background are a huge contrast to the bright red colour, the colour of the lead singer Matt's shirt and his hair. This huge difference between the colours of the background image and the lead singer could have purposely been done in order to draw the audiences attention to the lead singer, a way of presenting him as the main focus of the video and to let the audience know that he is the main focus of which the camera will be concentrating on throughout the video. The difference in the colours of the lead singer and the background of the video could also be representing the difference between the planet and the main character, an idea which is especially notable to the audience when we see the other two members of the band randomly floating around as the lead singer falls through the core of the planet, as they are wearing clothes which are the same blues used for the planet and the sky, possibly showing that they are not as important as the lead singer and are not what the audience should be mainly focusing on as the video is playing.The image of Matt falling through the apparently metal core of the planet and the effect of wind blowing his hair and clothes as he falls gives the sense of freedom to the audience. This is re-enforced further with him freely rotating and flying around as he continuously falls, giving the audience the idea that he is free to do as he pleases and that while he is falling through air he is able to almost fly like a bird, and because of this cannot be stopped or restrained from doing what he wants. This idea of freedom as he falls could be seen to go along with the title of the song, 'Bliss', and the idea of the video could be to represent that by falling through the air and being able to fly freely and have all the freedom in the world, he may be achieving his ultimate bliss, and therefore his ultimate freedom.