Dungeness, a deserted world full of colour.
Arcade Fire - We Exist
The best music videos are a fully realized version of their song’s premise, a compelling visual adaptation of its themes. Here, the Grammy winners have emerged with a David Wilson directed video that is at once strange and sweet, unexpected and beautiful, teaming up with actor Andrew Garfield to tell a story that benefits from his total commitment to the performance, and from the singular tension between live and recorded art.
Filmed in part during their headlining set at Coachella — and afterwards in a bedroom, a bar, a dance floor — that performance is given new and layered meaning through this release, one that suggests a new way to integrate performance with video. It accomplishes this while also presenting polished visuals, and a relevant social message well-suited to the song, without ever feeling redundant or self-important.
Reflektor is out on Merge Records, pretty much everywhere. This is the second single.
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Official Music video: http://vimeo.com/49757843 (directed by Jason Ano)
Rolling Stone Magazine - March 2012
MTV Buzzworthy: http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2012/03/07/adele-daft-punk-mashup-something-about-the-fire/
Rolling Stone Playlist: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/blogs/rs-playlist/adele-vs-daft-punk-something-about-the-fire-20120316