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P.O.D.: Addicted

Here is P.O.D.'s newest video. Below is a explain of the video by the director.rnrnrnP.O.D. Addicted music video symbolism "The song’s message is quite succinctly and directly defined in its name, and I wanted to actualize an array of interpretable images that would symbolically scream it. And, to augment the metaphoric vignettes, I felt it was critical to film a performance that was as visually ferocious as the track. rnrnSome of the imagery in the video is obvious and doesn’t need much explanation, but there are definitely some sections that are quite cryptic, which I would like to decode for you. To start, the woman wearing the veil and holding the light orb is a sort of fortuneteller bookend. She holds the crystal ball that is granting us access to the unhinged and off center imagery. rnrnThe first place she takes us is into the basement where a man is seducing and then devouring raw eggs. He is caressing and appreciating the unborn/unknown and once he gets a taste, he consumes everything that is placed in front of him – the yoke of one egg drips down his face while he reaches for another – he can’t get enough and needs more before even finishing eating what’s still in his mouth. This is symbolic in a very broad sense to many addictions. We tip toe on the fringes, kicking the tires of curiosity, but once we can’t resist the temptation anymore, we take that step and more often than not we are eaten by quicksand.rnrn The next vignette we are introduced to is the little boy smoking a cigarette next to a man’s needle injected thigh that pumps the pedal of a stationary bike. This vignette is easier to interpret, and is basically calling out today’s role models. Kids look up to both their parents and a myriad of other role models that are placed in front of them via the internet, television, radio, etc., and unfortunately, many of those role models are poisonous – and you know the on

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