How do you make the music video relevant again? With full-frontal Shia LaBeouf nudity, of course!
Something about that sentence sounds wrong…
In any case, the music video for Sigur Ros’ “Fjogur Piano” has surfaced (via Indiewire), and it’s an intense, trippy, sexually-charged experience that certainly can’t be dinged for lack of ambition. Directed by Alma Har’el, who helmed the documentary Bombay Beach, the video even surprised Sigur Ros bassist Georg Holm:
“We really had no idea what to expect from Alma. Originally she was going to film us on super 8 in Iceland all playing the piano lines from the song, but then she rang and said she’d met Shia LaBeouf and they’d changed the idea, that was the last we heard of the concept and she told us nothing about what was going on … At first I didn’t know what to make of the video, because it is so full of ideas and confusion, but now I completely love it. It seems to have no beginning and no end, and just makes you think about what might and might not be going on. It’s a puzzle and I think it’s absolutely amazing.”
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Har’el elaborated on the video’s subtext:
“[It's] about addiction to drugs, or sex, or anything–and how you get stuck in a cycle,” Har’el told the Wall Street Journal. “For me, it’s about not knowing how to get out of something without causing pain to somebody else.”
That being said, we all know the video is primarily newsworthy because it contains Shia LaBeouf‘s dong. And I’m honestly not sure why that’s newsworthy, unless the particulars of human anatomy have become revelatory concepts without my knowledge.
Watch the NSFW video below, and tell us what you think.
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