Watch Gasper Noé Phone It In For Latest Nick Cave Music Video

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In preparation for the February release of their new album, Push the Sky Away, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds had a great idea about who could helm the music video for the stupidly-titled first single, "We No Who U R" - none other than visionary provocateur filmmaker Gaspar Noé.

Unfortunately for Nick and the lads, Noé didn't seem to want to reach into his vast well of visual mind-explosions, and instead decided to deliver some found-footage inspired stuff, featuring a looming shadow wandering through some woods. Sure, the visual trick is clever, but oh-so boring.

To be honest, this entire effort reminds me of The IF Thing, the inspired short film that Nash Edgerton delivered when then-IF editor David Michôd commissioned video content for the Australian IF Awards - which basically sees Nash taking the piss out of the whole idea (although, yes, it's all tongue-in-cheek). I really do wonder whether Noé is basically doing the same here, spending his whole paycheck on other things, then whipping this up at the last minute.
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  • MarsHottentot

    Video making on a deadline. "Oh, I gotta do that video. Shit".

  • harumph

    I like the song. And I actually like boring music videos (Bastards of Young ftw!). Not saying Noe isn't just phoning it in, but I like it.

  • Ronnie Pickinpaugh

    I thought the video was beautiful. I'm biased though, because I've had dreams that are very similar to this.

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