Alex Metric shows emotional side of dance in ‘Heart Weighs A Ton’ video
Motivations behind the act of dancing greatly vary between individuals and experiences. Whether one feels the need to release stress, rely on the activity for exercise, or foster one’s own artistic expression, the reasons for why some need dance are vast. Whatever the motivation, Alex Metric’s latest contagious piece “Heart Weighs A Ton” proves a perfect song to let loose to as it crosses the stylistic boundaries between progressive house and indie dance with the harmonious assistance of Stefan Storm’s heartfelt vocals. The single’s passionate vibe takes us one step closer to the dance in dance music in the official music video.
This emotional cinematic ride begins with the narration of the video’s 60-year-old protagonist and non-actor, Glenn Bruno. Opening the video by explaining the heartache caused by his beloved wife Robin’s passing just five years ago, Glenn reveals how he’s begun dedicating time to his passion. Glenn became a performer, specifically a dancer to honor the love of his life. The video alternates between visuals of Robin’s strong impact on Glenn’s life and the obvious joy that his dancing evokes. The physical settings of each scene reinforce the emotional contrast, from bland backgrounds that perhaps symbolize our dancer’s feelings of emptiness, to flashier dance sequences that illustrate the euphoria triggered by doing what he loves, for who he loves. The mood and lyrics of “Heart Weighs A Ton” together hold a powerful message on it’s own, but Glenn’s passionate story brings this feeling to life.