Arcade Fire have shared a music video for “Chemistry,” a track from the Canadian band’s most recent album, Everything Now. It was directed by Ray Tintori and animated by Starburns Industries, the production company behind projects like Rick & Morty and Anomalisa. The animation consists of giant animal heads placed on human being bodies that look sorta like Animoji, and the story is a tale about a dog and a very pretty feline that fall in love at a wedding, where the cat is supposed to be marrying a shark. A goofily bloody battle follows.
“We’ve been big fans of Ray’s work since his early videos and there was talk of collaborating during The Suburbs shoot–we were going to film it in New Orleans but then it got moved to Austin at the last minute, and Ray was caught up working on Beasts Of The Southern Wild,” Win Butler explains in a statement. “So it was very full circle to finally be working with him in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. There is a playful, carnivalesque energy to the song; to capture that by filming literally during carnival felt right.”
Everything Now is out now via Columbia.