Video Decoder: Aqua, ‘Playmate To Jesus’

The world of popular music is vast and confusing. In this column, I seek to elucidate the hidden messages contained in recently released music videos, one meaning-laden still at a time.

Did you know that Aqua is still a band? 14 years after their sole breakthrough hit Barbie Girl, the group is still out there, playing festivals and being super Scandinavian. Their latest video, Playmate To Jesus, holds many dark and Goth-y secrets. Let’s examine them.

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