IF THE WORLD WAS ENDING is the right kind of song for 2020

Wait five minutes and 2020 will deliver unto you new craziness, like today’s massive hacking attack.

So this song by two people I’d never heard of, J.P. Saxe and Julia Michaels, totally fits the mood of this year of apocalyptic nuttiness, with all of us just waiting for what’s next.


Here’s the video:

Simple, right?

They didn’t hire a Hollywood action blockbuster director and spend $8 million on sets, explosions, and backup dancers.

Two characters singing separately on split screens. Then together.

Simple, cheap, and beautiful.

VERDICT: Love it. Give us moar moar moar.

3 thoughts on “IF THE WORLD WAS ENDING is the right kind of song for 2020

  1. Well done for sure. I love when peoples’ creativity shines through.

    This could have been filmed on smartphones and lost nothing. Heck, maybe it was.

    As to 2020: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/science/longest-animal-ocean.html

    …do scientists ever stop to think, ‘Maybe the largest predator in the world, that works like some kind of deep-sea-hive-collective-death-snake, should be left alone this year’?

    They could study it in 2021 and not tempt fate but nooooo, we have to go and follow it around, introduce it to robots, us, and lead it back to shore. What, in 2020, could possibly go wrong?*

    I hope you’re doing well. It’d be good to see you if you head East at all, or down toward Portland again.

    Written and new manuscripts lately? Your talent runs deep and I’d love to see more of it.


    *I kid, of course, it’ll end up being that octopus squid that leads to tattoos that crawl around unbidden or the new sea cucumber’s puke causing some kind of crop failure.


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