Galantis – “Smile” Video (NSFW) (Stereogum Premiere)

Galantis, who we last heard collaborating with A-Trak, is the partnership of Christian Karlsson (of experimental popsters Miike Snow and “Toxic” production duo Bloodshy & Avant) and Linus Eklow (aka DJ/producer Style Of Eye). They’ve got a new single called “Smile” that bridges the gap between Imogen Heap, Sam Smith, and Calvin Harris. That is to say, it bangs… emotionally. The video, directed by Dano Cerny of Hyperballad, features some emotional banging of its own; several couples (and one threesome) are depicted in various states of seduction and intercourse. O-faces abound, and at the end it looks like an orgy is brewing. Technically, this is the PG-rated version, and a more explicitly NSFW version is coming soon, but, fair warning, this “clean” one might raise eyebrows at the office too. Might be worth risking your job security just to hear this song though. Have a look and a listen below.

The “Smile” single is out now via Big Beat Records.