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On its video Tumblr, The Atlantic magazine links to this music video of David Wax Museum's "Harder Before It Gets Easier," describing it as "powered by pure color and rhythm," as "a deceptively simple visual feast." The directors of the video, Liam Hurley and Sam Kassirer (that is, Shutter and String), say that their initial idea for the video was to create "colorful, kinetic images edited together in densely rhythmic patterns." Watching the video put me in mind of Susan Sontag's point, in "Against Interpretation," that a great deal of modern art is motivated by a "flight from interpretation" through emphasis on form. Yet "Harder Before It Gets Easier" isn't all shapes, color, and motion: it's also words. Is it possible to watch and listen to the video without thinking about meaning as well as form?