Reach Records recording artist Andy Mineo delivered a treat to fans just in time for Halloween, a new music video for his song “Wild Things” off of his debut studio album Heroes For Sale, which was released this past April.
The video was directed by the Craig Brothers and features all sorts of vivid and visceral scenes. Dancers dressed in tribal garb, smeared with body paint and masked with goat’s heads undulate aggressively around a bonfire as Andy gesticulates and speaks about truly evangelizing in “the wilderness,” where the lost are to be found.
The hard rock guitars of the song’s production are a nice departure from stereotypical rap sounds and speak volumes about Andy’s desire to venture into forays that many artists would dare not risk. This dichotomy is fitting, seeing how the content of the lyrics speaks of taking risks by venturing into “the wild” to reach lost souls for Christ.
The song may actually be one of my least favorites from the album, taste-wise. However, the song carries a powerful message and now has an equally powerful video to accompany and reinforce that message.
As for critics who may condemn the imagery found throughout the video as “satanic” or “pagan”, they are completely off-base from a theological perspective. God looks at the heart of man to find whether evil lurks within. These are just symbols and, in this instance, they actually represent that a man of God is willfully walking through the valley of the shadow of death, yet fears no evil. Wild, indeed!
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