'Who He Is' - An in-depth critical analysis of Shannon Noll's new video clip
Nollsie is back, time to jump in his ute, shutup and drive in the clip for Who I Am.
A few weeks ago robbed Australian Idol runner up, true blue Ozzie hero, and champion of the Australian people, Shannon Noll released his first new original tack in a while, Who I Am. An absolute bloody call to arms, it's Nollsie throwing a big old 'Hey how ya goin'?' to the people of Australia, who've spent the past 18 months turning him into arguably Australia's most culturally significant meme.
At the time the single came with a nifty little lyric video, featuring a beast of a CGI ute and some cleverly placed road signs, but today we've been gifted to the actual video clip, which is an absolute pearler. It stirred our loins so strongly, with so much Australiana goodness, that it deserves to be cherished far more in-depth than just a casual viewing.
So for your pleasure, and more so our own, here's an in-depth critical analysis of one of the year's most Aussie video clips:
The scene is set with a moody opening shot which suggests this could either be a story about the daily struggle of life as a farmer or Wolf Creek 3.
Shannon Noll? More like Shannon Swoll amirite? (haha you're invested now and there's plenty more of this shit to come dw)
He also kinda looks like a country version of brooding Bruce Wayne here.
Just a windmill glistening in the sun, right? Look closer.
BAM, there it is. The Southern Cross on the windmill is what we filmmaking types like to call, "foreshadowing", even if it's only half a second before the reveal.
Shannon "I did not come here to fuck spiders" Noll, ladies and gentlemen.
Any fears that the CGI beast of a ute in the lyric video wouldn't be returning are quickly squashed, and this time, it's real.
If you make a video clip in 2016 and it doesn't feature at least one drone shot, did you ever really make that video clip?
"Do a sickcunt ya burnout."
The driver definitely veered off into the greenery here, but the editing work is pretty schmick.
What has two thumbs and is nailing this video clip right now?
Nollsie proceeds to pick up three attractive young people waiting on the side of the road. If this actually does end up being some kind of riff on Wolf Creek it's going to be great.
They also jump in the back of his ute and he drives off, which as far as I can tell is at best highly illegal, at worst super fucking dangerous.
Actual rodeo footage.
"Do a sickcunt ya burnout."
Shannon "I am just fucking stoked to be here" Noll.
He also approves of that burnout.
"The vinegar stroke."
"Alright cunts, we've had a fun day, but I need to get in the fucking zone."
His three young cohorts rudely barge their way through a crowd to get to the front for his set. Like, ffs, we've been here all afternoon waiting for this moment and you just come charging through at the last minute.
Turns out these attractive young people were the real villians of Wolf Creek 3: Deni Ute Knife-Thruster.
"Are you fucking serious? We sat through a two hour fucking Kasey Chambers set to get poll positoin for Nollsie and you just stroll through at the last minute." - Girl to the left, probably.
"I pissed in two VB cans while we were waiting just to hold this fucking spot." - Girl to the right, probably.
Game face. Time to open this pit up.
"That second pinger is coming on way faster than I anticipated but I am feeling this."
"THANKYOU CLEVEL-err DENI UTE MUSTER. THIS HAS BEEN LIT."