You know that feeling at the end of the day when you’re not in the mood to do any work. You just want to watch former Disney ChannelÂ star Shia LaBeouf Â paint all over someone’s nipples in an attempt to make some kind of statement. A statement set to slightly creepy piano music that makes you feel like this video could easily turn into a forgotten episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Well today’s your lucky day because this new music video fromÂ Fjogur Piano covers all that ground…and more! So much more. Do I begin with the butterfly addiction (very metaphorical for a more literal addiction) or the fact that Shia spends half the movie dressed like he raided Charlotte Russe while blindfolded? It’s truly hard to know when you see something this weird.
Rolling Stone attempts to explain it to us, but frankly, I’m still lost.
In the new cilp for SigurÂ RĂłs’ “FjĂ¶gur PĂanĂł,” Shia LaBeouf stars alongside Denna Thomsen as a couple trapped in a perpetual cycle of addiction and abuse, set to a somber piano melody that at times hints at some light at the end of the tunnel. The eight-minute short film was written and directed by Alma Har’el (her first project since her filmÂ Bombay BeachÂ won “Best Documentary Feature” at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival) andÂ is the third installment inÂ SigurÂ RĂłs Mystery Film Experiment. The project finds the band giving a dozen filmmakers a modest budget and letting them create whatever video they’d like for one of the tracks fromÂ SigurÂ RĂłs’ latest record,Â Valtari.
I know the kid’s not a kid anymore. And I know his days of being Louis Stevens ended long ago. But still, did he have to do thatÂ with his facial hair? I don’t think so.Â Unnecessary. Especially for my head, which will now transform his face into the villain in all my nightmares going forward.
What I’m trying to say is that you should watch it. Alone. With the lights off. With no one but the ghost of Ren Stevens to soothe you. Good luck and god speed.