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

Simon de Bruyn, Contributing Writer
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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