Dancers of the New York City Ballet in costumes designed by Valentino
ph. courtesy of NYCB
everything and everyone is ok
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.
Great clouds roll over your gills
Bringing dungeness from above