Award winning antichrist Charlotte Gainsbourg has teamed up with Beck for her forthcoming IRM, telling Jessica in a Progress Report that Hansen “tried very different things” with her for the album. And while “IRM” and “Heaven Can Wait” could sound “very different” relative to Charlotte’s past output, this Keith Schofield-directed video is very different relative to things you witness in reality: skateboards with wheels provided by Burger King, a dude with a half-beard, another barely outrunning an axe to the back, Sponge Bob getting arrested, trippy tennis, and a pool full of dead man’s floaters. Which is about half the storyboard.

IRM is out 1/26 via Because.

UPDATE: Grab the remix by LA producer Jason Chung

Comments (24)
  1. chrischke  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2009 0

    great. everyone’s looking out for the european perfect market. this is my third “this content is not available in your region” statement in a couple of days, as neither the kanye/jonze short nor the new vampire weekend song are available in the european itunes-store (yet). way to drag people into illegal acquisition techniques. web sheriff, my ass.

  2. Captain Haddock  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2009 0

    Beck has a very weak chin

  3. J Song  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2009 0

    Vile and Weird.

  4. gimme  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2009 0

    song is still boring and meh, waste of a video idea

  5. Is it just me – or does seem like it should be sung by AImee Mann and on the “Magnolia 2″ Soundtrack. I love Beck – but I just don’t get this song.

  6. I don’t know if this is supposed to be political or shocking or obscure or what, all I know is I like watching her play tennis.

  7. Jimmy James  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2009 0

    What a terrible song.

  8. c79...Sept gurl  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2009 0

    …That new Daniel Day Lewis “extravaganza” looks like a piece of CRAP I’ll tell you that right now…quasi Felleni/perfume advert…

  9. I really want to like this song. The lyrics are great, the melody is solid, but the pedestrian arrangement really squanders it all.

  10. You guys are all crazy. I think it’s a great song. And IRM’s even better.

  11. am i the only person who really likes this song? if this is a good indicator of what the rest of the album will be like, consider me excited.
    i don’t know what to think of the video though because trying to comprehend it turns my brain into pancakes.

  12. I really love this song and the video is pretty cool too. Really looking forward to the album.

  13. Mike  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2009 0

    Love the song and the video’s really cool. Good to see Beck all short-haired and clean shaven again.

  14. Josh  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2009 0

    Everyone gets bored if there is not a ripping Daughtry guitar solo. I agree it lumbers along, but I’m pretty sure they wrote it as such. What exactly are they supposed to do when they wrote the song that way.

    I think everyone is retarded. Just feel it or don’t. If it were truly horrible it would be evident

  15. There are certain artists that I’ve become a fan of their music over the years that no matter what direction they take their music into I always seem to follow their lead. Beck is one of these artists. I like this song and yeah ok sure, it’s not an amazing song but it’s certainly one that grows on you after several listens. Besides the music though I’m actually digging the music video even more. The ideas put into this music video remind me of all those weird/arty videos Beck did back in the mid-to-late 90s. Much of the imagery found in this video seem not to make any sense but that’s the whole point… it’s art. Love it. By the way… is it me or is Charlotte looking mega-hot on this video? I’m in love with the anti-christ. *gasp!*

  16. c.  |   Posted on Nov 18th, 2009 0

    you’d expect more interesting production from beck. that sounded pretty generic to me.

  17. Ric  |   Posted on Nov 21st, 2009 0

    I have one thing to say… Antichrist was awful

  18. I love this song & video. Tres creative. I can hear that Aimee Mann thing too.
    Plus great legs.

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