A view at a personal experience can be revealing and insightful even if the view is indirect and somewhat out of focused. That’s our take on the lyrics of “Cuts” by Australian duo Wing Defence. The song is a perspective on dating apps, but the lyrics (included in this post) are subject to the listener’s interpretation. That’s clear from the start, with a conversation-stopping question based on the fact that a dog, who licks cuts and eats cigarette butts, would be sad if its owner died.
Wing Defence is Skye Lockwood and Paige Court in Adelaide, South Australia. According to the duo, “‘Cuts’ explores Skye’s experience with her two-week stint on the dating app Tinder, and emphatically includes the on-going experience of her friends who have also dabbled with the fickle and rather disappointing outcomes.”
While the lyrics relate to Skye Lockwood, the video is more connected with Paige Court. The more than 100 animations were authored by Paige. She says, “Creating the clip was about challenging myself to do something I hadn’t done before and the idea of an animation video was cool. I like to draw for fun and to cope with external things so I combined all that to create the video.”