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Michel Gondry is the maverick French director behind Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’, The White Stripes’ ‘Hardest Button to Button’, Radiohead’s ‘Knives Out’, The Vines’ ‘Ride’ and Björk’s ‘Joga’ – but he came out of retirement to direct the new Metronomy clip.
‘Love Letters’ is Gondry’s first music video since Björk’s ‘Crystalline’ in 2011. It’s shot in one take and features the band clad in matching khakis, burgundy blazers and black turtlenecks. To commemorate the iconic film-maker’s return to music videos and the release of their fourth album Love Letters, Metronomy band leader Joseph Mount has listed his five favourite Gondry clips. The band are strongly rumoured to be playing at Splendour In The Grass this year.
1. Beck – Cellphone’s Dead
I didn’t realise this was a Gondry video when I first saw it. I remember thinking how has anyone actually had this idea? It’s mad, great mad.
2. Bjork – Bachelorette
The kind of thing you can only do in a music video. It’s really quite a detailed story within a story within a story, etc.
3. Daft Punk – Around The World
Such a simple idea, deceptively simple though. This is probably one the all time great music videos.
4. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
I love this song and the music video contains about seven music videos within it. Lots of beautiful American scenery too.
5. The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be
This is my favourite Michel Gondry video, it has such an incredible urgency to it, it just does not let up.