Joe Settineri has released a music video for his latest song, and it’s everything a Batman fan needs to end their week on. Because who doesn’t need to think about a sad Batman.
“The new video for “Batman Cries” explores the inner superhero in us all — the strong, inner-spirit that fights for us and keeps us moving, dreaming, and striving.” Settineri says. “It’s about the eventuality that even our strongest self needs to be reassured, lifted up, and cheered on. It’s about being down – seriously down – with seemingly no way up and finding that inner strength to go forth. When a superhero is down, it tears us apart, but when that superhero is us, it’s a matter of life and death.”
There is no doubt Batman has led a sad life, but we do have a hard time imagining him wandering the streets in eye black and a hoodie.
What we do know, however, is that it is always amazing how the Caped Crusader has worked himself so deeply into pop culture at this point that someone can release a video using sad Batman as an analogy everyone gets it immediately. That is some deep culture zeitgeist right there.