LCD Soundsystem mean business about their support for the forthcoming stylish blackjack movie 21. It started by contributing an original tune, “Big Ideas,” to the 21 soundtrack. And it’s continued here, with the band having waited a conspicuous number of days between premiering the audio and now unleashing the video. Just how many days? Yep, 21. Anyway back then we said the song’s “long instrumental intro seems to suggest a chase scene. Or maybe a really bad-ass game of blackjack.” And maybe when it pops up in the Kevin Spacey/Kate Bosworth flick it will accompany one of those visuals (between the two, we’re going double down on the latter). The Ace Norton-directed video, however, doesn’t give our theory any play. It doesn’t give James Murphy any play either … unless you count the girl that pops up with face paint identical to the stuff the DFA man wore during his “All My Friends” clip. She’s joined by sailors, dancers, vampires, and a bunch of folks with massive hands. (That last part may seem random, but who better to visually interpret the song’s handclaps?)
UPDATE: Video’s been removed from YouTube, sorry! Here’s the song again, and you can imagine your own visuals:
More on the movie here.