Feels like it was only yesterday when we praised “Good Lies,” the lead track from The Devil, You, + Me, the Notwist’s long-awaited followup to Neon Golden. Maybe because we haven’t stopped listening to it? The German quartet’s back again, this time with a video another newbie, “Where In This World.” Where in this world would we be without videos that have high-speed Wang Chung flicker action, you might ask. Nowhere, but nowhere. This new Notwist clip opens up like another one of those generic retreads, but quickly becomes an intriguing, woodsy narrative between a woman resembling Cate Blanchett with a smart haircut and her dude, who’s building a ramshackle flying machine.
It can be tough getting those things off the ground. Let’s eat canned beans. After they take off helicopter-style, go back and re-watch her opening violin-braining dream. See that? It becomes a great statement on their frustration, rather than another cheap video effect.