Visionary indie rock/blues export from Norway, the Naveblues are recognized for their far-sighted music videos and in their latest outing have covered Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You” through the eyes of an explorer of Mars, first settling on the distant planet.
Singer-songwriter, Nave Pundik has been making a name for himself for producing a trail of provocative music videos. He dazzled audiences with his clip for “Sexy Kiss,” which showed lascivious enchantment. “Thank You” follows a more imaginative approach with a pioneer explorer in the year 2100 candidly examining her emotions before a sparse scene of Mars outside her settlement. As the video to “Thank You” closes on to each item that the settler is pulling from her travel bag, the landscape of the video is especially refined when we get to the scene where a magic harmonica is pulled out. The harmonica solo is played loud throughout this footage and we get the sense that this item is what the lone settler is fixated on as she gazes out the full-length window of a Martian landscape setting around her.
Pundik mixes some blues into the classic rock sound of the familiar track. The original version of the track has Jimmy Page’s famous guitar solo but instead of incorporating this lasting thought, Pundik leads with the sounds of the harmonica.
“Thank You” offers an intergalactic alternative blues-strung interpretation from the Norway-native. We see behind the surreal landscape a redolent take on some electric blues as this mystifying and beautiful rendering of space exploration is fulfilled in a heartwarming conclusion. 7.7/10