Sisyphus - "Booty Call" video

Sufjan Stevens helped to make a song called “Booty Call,” and now he’s acting like someone who helped make a song called “Booty Call.” Earlier this month, Sufjan’s side-project trio Sisyphus, which also includes Son Lux and art-rapper Serengeti, released their self-titled full-length debut. And now Sufjan is in the video for the Serengeti-led “Booty Call,” dancing for a fisheye lens and wearing a “BOSS” medallion and hanging out with girls who are making out with each other. Does Sufjan’s youth pastor know about all this? What happened to that boy? Watch the video below.

Sisyphus is out now on Asthmatic Kitty.

Comments (7)
  1. This kind of thing is probably why Sufjan has been coy (or flat out reclusive) about the details of his faith. It’s just going to be used as a sensationalist filter to run everything he does through. To reduce the complexities of Christian ethics in thoughtful people to youth-pastor hand wringing is exactly the kind of thing I’m sure he’s tried to avoid.

    • I dunno, as Stereogum’s resident Bible-thumping Christian, I thought that youth pastor line was hilarious.

      • I guess I’m just used to hostility to my beliefs from others, and nine times out of the ten that I face it, it’s low-hanging fruit type material. I mean, I’m more or less un-offendable over it in any particular instance, it’s just what it is, however over time it’s taken it’s toll on my general outlook. There’s just no way around that. I’m not complaining, it’s just what it is. That said, I would rather put nails in my knee caps than be in the same public position as Sufjan because you’re going to have different groups of varying shittiness vying for you as a member of their tribe when they respect you, and using something that he’s more or less kept in the background as fodder for yucks when they don’t. I mean, I’m sure he has a sense of humor about it, because you kind of have to, but I think there’s a more interesting conversation to be had about how faith, morality, art and generally goofing off play together.

  2. I don’t know guys. I don’t know. I’m worried about Sufjan.

  3. He is just having some fun. Also saying that he doesn’t give a fuck what you may think.

    • Exactly. Can you blame him? I can’t imagine what it’s like having people put pressure on you to put out another “sufjan” album all the time. I’d want to get away from that too and try something else.

  4. This video is hilarious.

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