Back then, somewhere around the age of 17-18, I've created this philosophy for life (or at least one of the few) stating "The simple things are remarkable". Years later, I found out for myself Trinity Roots and their gorgeous song "Little Things". As you can figure out, it clicks perfectly with my leitmotif.
This piece came out in 2001 as part of Trinity Roots EP and is just another proof that New Zealand's got a lot of talent. In an interview with Warren Maxwell (lead vocals/guitar) and Rio Hemopo (backing vocals/bass) for "Anatomy Of A Song" they share that this song is about being in a good state after realising something important. Like the fact that people tend to allow small things - would it be something in a relationship or a 12 dollar parking ticket - turn into a big monster.
Please please please check in mine eyes
For I and I have nothing to hide
As I wipe the slate clean, share this with you
Lyrics, melody and video - it's all so intimate and sincere, that it's the easiest thing to feel this song. Leading instruments here are the drums and it's amazing how groovy they can be. The video is mostly black and white, starring late great actor Wi Kuki Kaa - starting with a close-up on Kaa's eye that leads us in and out of a series of memories - simple and impactful - like everything about this song.