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  • The choice to combine the music videos for the two songs is interesting, but it actually ends up working quite nicely and it’s easy to understand why Brain Stew and Jaded were set next to each other on the actual track listing on Insomniac, the two songs are nice compliments for each other
  • I don’t mean to say that by itself a music video for Brain Stew would be boring or one for Jaded alone would be boring, but the two definitely seem to work better when they’re combined together in my opinion
  • The Song – As I said before, Brain Stew and Jaded aren’t bad when they’re on their own but I think that they do definitely sound better when played back to back and together
  • To balance with this slow track, Jaded offers a perfect compliment in my opinion because it’s pretty much the opposite of Brain Stew’s sound
  • Personally I think that I like the music video for Jaded overall more, but I’d have to say that the lyrics and the music video of Brain Stew go very nicely together, and now I’ll explain why


    • by Grimmy101
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      Overview – Brain Stew/Jaded is a music video that combines two tracks from Insomniac and makes them appear as if it is one song in the music video. Just as the songs sound different in tone and feel, the music videos for the two music videos are quite contrasting as well. The music video for Brain Stew is set in an all sepia color and the mood of the video is calm whereas the video for Jaded is back in color and the mood is extremely hectic due to the camera moving back and forth quickly. The choice to combine the music videos for the two songs is interesting, but it actually ends up working quite nicely and it’s easy to understand why Brain Stew and Jaded were set next to each other on the actual track listing on Insomniac, the two songs are nice compliments for each other. I don’t mean to say that by itself a music video for Brain Stew would be boring or one for Jaded alone would be boring, but the two definitely

      seem to work better when they’re combined together in my opinion.

      The Song – As I said before, Brain Stew and Jaded aren’t bad when they’re on their own but I think that they do definitely sound better when played back to back and together. Brain Stew is a pretty slow track where Armstrong’s vocals are pretty tame as well, but then again, since the subject matter of the lyrics is insomnia, the tone of the song fits pretty well with the theme. To balance with this slow track, Jaded offers a perfect compliment in my opinion because it’s pretty much the opposite of Brain Stew’s sound. Jaded is where these two songs take off and it sounds more like a traditional Green Day song to me. Armstrong’s vocals are back to how I’m used to hearing them and it’s a nice track to follow Brain Stew. One other thing about the two songs is that the transition in between the two songs actually works very nicely. Generally it seems like transitions between songs can be awkward, particularly if ...


      • they weren’t written in mind of each other, but the transition that Green Day has between Brain Stew and Jaded works very smoothly in my opinion and it doesn’t have an awkward pause or anything to it. Personally I think that I like the music video for Jaded overall more, but I’d have to say that the lyrics and the music video of Brain Stew go very nicely together, and now I’ll explain why.

        The Video – The reason I say that the music video and the lyrics of Brain Stew fit together well is because since the lyrics deal with insomnia, the video fits with this very well. The band is shown lying around on a couch and being pulled through a construction yard where a lot of random events are taking place. Armstrong in particular has a very exhausted look to his face and the random events of the construction yard are meant to symbolize hallucinations I would assume, showing the effects of insomnia and fitting very nicely with the lyrics of the song. The sepia tone

        that this video is set in also offers sort of a “hazy” look, for lack of a better word. It just makes the video seem less clear or in focus, like how an awake person would see, just another small touch that I think adds a bit to the music video fitting with the song itself. Jaded on the other hand returns color to the video and intensity. Whereas Brain Stew offered sort of a drowsy mood to its video, demonstrated by the look of the band and the overall color of the video, Jaded offers an extremely hectic music video due to the vivid colors and the fast moving colors. Also, just because color is regained and it’s more of a fast video, Jaded still is able to follow the general theme of insomnia. The hallucinations are still shown in this video but they’re sort more sped up, they still follow the theme of insomnia and the effects of it on the mind. The two songs work very nicely together and these two music videos are great compliments to one another as well.




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