Initially I was delighted when it was announced that 'Be Brave and Believe' would become a single from Declan O'Rourke's most recent album Mag Pai Zai. Apparently this is the forth and final release from the album. I love the song. It's a powerful healing tune which hits the spot perfectly. More about the song here: http://2uibestow.blogspot.com/2011/12/amhran-gach-la-declan-orourke_29.html
The video however is a disaster in my eyes. While I'm sure every effort was made to deal with unemployment, mortgage arrears and negative equity in a respectable way I honestly think it looks like Declan is cashing in on the misery that's out there. I talk a lot about how music is a form of escaping for me. It looks like they were aiming to portray the relief of stress people could feel while listening to Declan perform this song. However it just comes across as a cringe fest!