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For a Better Day

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Released  28 August 2015
Recorded  2014
Length  3:26
Format  CD digital download
Genre  House dance-pop
Label  Universal Music PRMD

"For a Better Day" is a 2015 single by Swedish EDM producer Avicii featuring uncredited vocals by American singer Alex Ebert released on Universal Music. The track appears on his album Stories and on his two-track EP Pure Grinding / For a Better Day. It was written by Tim Bergling (Avicii) and Alex Ebert. Like Avicii's other latest songs, it was leaked on the internet in late 2014 and was simply titled "A Better Day". A music video was produced for the song, which was filmed in Hungary.

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Composition

"For a Better Day" is a piano-driven dance-pop song written in the key of F major. It runs at 135 bpm.

Music video

The music video for `For a Better Day` is split into three time streams, dealing with child sexual slavery. The video begins with a car driving into a field where men are waiting around a truck. Another man gets out of the car and one man opens a truck displaying something. The other men present look on, interested. It appears to be a purchase of something unknown.

A second time stream is in black and white, and shows a boy and girl running through a cornfield, being chased by someone. They come out of the corn field, and take a look over the cliff, before jumping to the sea below.

The third time stream shows a couple of masked people in a car, who attack one of the men from the first time stream - from the "purchase" that was seen prior. They brand him with a word that cannot be read, and kill him. An asian man commits suicide with a pistol. In each case, they mark the person off with a big red X across their photo on a wall.

The third time stream finishes as the two masked individuals go through a riotous crowd, calling for freedom. The last individual appears to be a leader, perhaps the country's political leader. They brand him and bring him to the roof top with a noose around his neck. Just prior to shoving him over the edge to die, they reveal themselves to be the children that had been running away in the cornfield.

Finally, the first time stream is replayed - with no music and full dialog audio - we see the two children being bought from the truck (shown to be full of barely dressed boys and girls), and shoved into the trunk of what appears to be the same man - the one who became the political leader.

In the final scene, we see the wristwatch of the dead man - matching the unseen purchaser - and the camera pans to the man's back, which is branded with the word "pedophile".

References

For a Better Day Wikipedia


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