Michel Gondry is my pick for the greatest music video director of all time, and his new video for “Love Letters,” an uptempo glam-rocker from the British dance-rock group Metronomy, is the first music video he’s directed since Björk’s “Crystalline” in 2011. As someone who watches a ton of music videos, it’s a pleasure to see whatever Gondry comes up with, even if it might be a bit confounding on first viewing. This one is a long single take of the band playing the song, the camera panning around them as they’re in some sort of box, with different art and different windows on every side. Check it out below.
Tomorrow, Gondry, Mentronomy frontman Joe Mount, and comedian Adam Buxton will have a Google Hangout chat with fans on Metronomy’s YouTube page. Also, Metronomy’s new album Love Letters is out 3/10 on Because.