Saturday 20 November 2010

ARCADE FIRE - The Suburbs

Finding its way onto the internet this week, this latest music video for Arcade Fire's The Suburbs hints towards a much larger collaboration between them and director Spike Jonze. Of course Jonze made his name making music videos, but he seems to be doing more and more again these days.

I'm a big fan of Arcade Fire, and they (along with this song from their third album) are a good fit for the stylings of Spike Jonze. A project between them has been mooted for a while now, and apparently what we see here is just part of a bigger sci-fi tale they've written together called Scenes From The Suburbs. Part District 9 and part Kids, it involves a group of skater kids and the friendships that start dissolving between them when one of their group "changes". Looking at the basic story I can gleam from watching this video, it kind of reminds me of the story for Akira, albeit on a smaller scale. It's too early to tell what direction this story will take, but I'm excited to see more of this group of teens and the dystopian world they live in.

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