The Johns (Flannsburgh and Linnell) behind They Might Be Giants have just put out a music video (directed by Hoku Uchiyama and Adam Bolt) for “Your On Fire,” a song we premiered earlier this year. The video is sweet and romantic or grisly and horrible depending on who’s perspective you’re taking it from. On the one hand it’s about a girl (played by Lauren Lapkus from Orange Is The New Black) cooking dinner for her significant other, but from the perspective of the sentient food she’s cooking, well, things are about to get unpleasant.
There are some great effects here, from the singing ground beef (that has to turn back to normal every time she looks at him, Toy Story style) to the broccoli and carrots, which take turns playing each other as horns and guitars, respectively. It’s a very strange video. Check it out below.
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