Last month Twin Shadow, the nom de guerre of George Lewis Jr., released a video to accompany the eminently danceable song “At My Heels”. While the song was one of the highlights off of last year’s awesomely 80s inflected album, “Forget”, the video was a bit …odd. Especially so because you couldn’t actually hear the music. Which, when it comes to Twin Shadow’s retro romantic Flock-of-Seagulls-in-a-good-way sound, is a shame. Turns out that the video was a bit of a good-natured ribbing of the film commentary industry. Now we are pleased to premiere the actual video for “At My Heels”:
Stick around so you can watch the other video with Twin Shadows floating in space while The Directors add their very elucidating commentary over the music. It’s not every day you get to see a disembodied head in space!
Even on repeated viewings, the video is remarkably funny. The incredibly serious tone of “The Directors” riffing on (read: making fun of) the kind of audio commentary that pops up in the special bonus features of DVDs paired with the surreal floating head is fantastic. Like if the Mighty Boosh wrote catchier songs or Prince had a sense of humor. Luckily, Twin Shadow does have a sense of humor (and what seems to be a well-developed sense of the absurd).
Credits: Directed by The Directors; Edited and Additional Direction by Alex Markman; Eric Montes – Hand Choreography & Performance; Jessica Bobince – Styling; Saya Hughes – Hair; Aya Komatsu – Makeup