Fucked Up’s release David Comes to Life is a sure bet to end up on many a critical darling’s acclaimed best of 2011 list. The sprawling epic tells the life story of David, a factory worker who falls in love with an activist named Veronica, and accidentally kills her when the two try to bomb the factory he works in. Through an introspective and existential battle, David realizes he is a character in a narration and battles to establish his own destiny outside of the story. Fucked Up is a band constantly pushing the boundaries, and have released three music videos either revolving around the story, or containing bits and pieces of the story within. This is slowly turning out to be one of the more elaborate albums released recently, and despite an announced upcoming hiatus, Fucked Up don’t appear to be done with the story of David yet.
Below is the trio of music videos; the third and most recent features the death of Veronica at the end.
The first video, “Queen Of Hearts”:
The second video, “The Other Shoe”:
The third video, “Turn the Season”: