Flavor

Monday 6 June 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

From the album : Abnormally Attracted to Sin (2009)
Directed by : Christian Lamb
Universal Republic

Like many other visualettes from the album, "Flavor" is a non-narrative video drawing much more on the floating atmosphere of the song. Tori is the main protagonist and can be seen wearing two different red wigs. There are two sequences intertwined : in the first, Tori is at the head of a large bark drifting on a river and she rocks a baby alligator in her arms ; in the second, she sits on an armchair in the middle of a field reading The Book of Earth of the lyrics. At the end, she enters a small children house in the back garden and stays there.

The song talks about religious intolerance and how each of the major organized religions claims "its" God is the only one, preaching hate instead of love. The Book of Earth reference ("In the book of Earth/Which God spread fear/spread love") imply we’re all human beings living on the same planet and that the Earth doesn’t care which religion people who walk her are. The fact that Tori is in the middle of the nature, on water and embracing a baby alligator in the video is then fitting to the theme of the song, preaching people to commune with Creation through nature and not institutions who have a political agenda.

This video can be found on The Road Chronicles DVD of Abnormally Attracted to Sin’s collector edition.