The video is recorded on a beach a warm and sunny summer day. The artist and her father/sometimes husband, they change place with each other during the video time, sitting and laying on their beach towels. They do things you do on the beach: sunbathing, reading, eating etc.
In between the bath towels there is a radio. The only thing you hear on the radio throughout the video is a male and female voice that reads news but only the headlines and news dealing with murder, suicide, accidents etc. The news is like a mantra that never runs out. These news alternates with only one song: ”There’s always the sun” by the rock group The Stranglers.
While this mix of the same song and bad news is played, the beach is filled with people. The little people on the beach sometimes becomes large mirages where you see them twice. One can sometimes feel that happening in the news from the radio in these people’s lives. Everything may have happened or will happen to them and us.
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