Thursday, January 21, 2016


Claire and Mac Boucher, Montréal, Québec, January 2016

In her newly released video for the second single off of Art Angels, Claire Boucher and her brother, Mac, film her and her retinue in a subway station and, presumably, other subterranean locales. This is Act Three of her drama following the first and second acts that made up her first video for the album.  Where its predecessor was largely set outdoors this one will all be shot inside and far down below the surface.  She begins with a shot of her and the gang in a roadster that may be a cross between one in Mad Max Fury Road and the Pussy Cat Wagon from Laff-a-Lympics (though that’s probably before her time.)  Next we get the title, preceded by a little ding that seems to indicate that they’re speeding within a video game on an endless virtual road.  What follows is the late night subway station empty except for Grimes and her entourage, all very much in a fighting mood, though there is one bearded fellow with a quill pen.  Boucher has said that the song was written from the point of view of Michael Corleone as a sex shifting vampire.  The video does rather well in fleshing out this purposefully outré concept.  It all ends in a kind of blood bath orgy, far friendlier than anything in any of those Coppola staged for his trilogy.

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