It seems only right that the Safdie Brothers would direct the music video for the latest song to come off their award-winning soundtrack for their newest film, “Good Time,” and their vision of “The Pure and the Damned” doesn’t disappoint, but it’s certainly unnerving. The song, a collaboration between Oneohtrix Point Never and Iggy Pop, is pulled directly from the off-kilter drama’s original soundtrack, which includes 12 other tracks from the producer, also known as Daniel Lopatin. The soundtrack won Best Soundtrack at Cannes earlier this year.
The new video features an eerily computer-generated Pop (shirtless, of course) singing the lovely, but deeply mournful song (haven’t seen “Good Time” yet? this may change your anticipations for the crime thriller, which is way more Iggy-Pop-singing-a-sad-song than whiz-bang mayhem, and we mean that in the best possible way), juxtaposed with shots of the film’s stars, Robert Pattinson and Benny Safdie, apparently either in character from the film or as part of cut scenes from the Cannes premiere.
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At the very least, the Pattinson-centric portion of the music video’s plot pays homage to one of the most essential facets of his character’s personality: a love for dogs. But this is hardly a warm and fuzzy tale of an animal lover, as the video features a blood-soaked, likely rabid dog chowing down on an unnerving snack.
It’s all as unexpected as the Safdies’ film itself, a little slice of additional entertainment that only adds more mystery to the original feature.
Both are not for the faint of heart. Check out the new music video below, via Pitchfork.
“Good Time” is currently in theaters.