“A Midsummer Evening” by Yann Tiersen

The Who: Yann Tiersen

The Why: The song is about two people, presumably a couple, watching the world around them burn from the relative safety of their island across the sea. The video, starring Andy Dick, shows what things might have been like for those under fire. By contrast, the music is a dreamscape that puts a fantastical spin on it all with happy harmonies, running xylophones and circus-eque orchestrations.

The Where: Follow @yanntiersen or visit the official website.