If you found yourself a fan of “Didn’t Know What Love Was”, the Hot Chip–Bernard Sumner collaboration track made for Converse, you may also like the accompanying video released today. Especially if you like living shadows.
The clip, directed by Andreas Nilsson (MGMT’s “Flash Delirium”, Miike Snow’s “Rabbit”, Fever Ray’s “If I Had a Heart”, Yeasayer’s “Madder Red”, which features the angelic Kristen Bell), opens with Sumner being followed around by a man dressed in gimp-esque attire that mirrors every moment he makes. Once the legend enters a waiting room, everything breaks down into a bizarro stop-motion film featuring lots of what Nilsson calls “‘kind-of-likes”, which is clearly his artsy version of lookalikes. According to a press release, Nilsson’s aim was to “explore with body doubles and contrasting shapes and sizes a story that felt connected to the larger theme of connectivity.” We’re sure the image of shrinking Alexis Taylor down to the size of an action figure was just an added bonus.
Check out the clip in all its surreal splendor below. If you’re in the mood for more visual stimuli, you can also check out more clips with Sumner and the Hot Chip boys here.