Now that he’s done ruining “Star Wars” obsessives’ childhoods, Rian Johnson has chosen to wreak havoc on another fandom: LCD Soundsystem. The filmmaker, who delights in crushing nerds’ dreams and definitely isn’t just a director trying to do good work, has helmed the video for the beloved band’s song “oh baby.” He’s aided in that devious scheme by Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn, and for now the clip is only available to stream on Tidal, but you can avail yourself of a truncated version below.
Featuring a teleportation device and described as “a devastatingly romantic journey of discovery, tragedy and eternal love,” the video accompanies LCD Soundsystem’s 2017 album “American Dream” — their first since they disbanded in 2010. “My goal would be that it works as a video for the song and the song works as a good soundtrack of the film. Rather than a video that serves the song,” frontman James Murphy said in a statement.
LCD Soundsystem was the subject of “Shut Up and Play the Hits,” a 2012 documentary co-directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace. Unlike the “oh baby” video, that film is not available exclusively on Tidal.
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