MGMT Casts Michael K. Williams as Dystopian Omar in ‘Cool Song No. 2′ Video
'The Wire' and 'Boardwalk Empire' star seeks revenge in a highly stylized future
MGMT’s self-titled third LP may be “a confused, confusing album,” but it’s not without its charms. “Cool Song No. 2″ is a brooding psychedelic rumbler that merges Brian Eno exploration with Animal Collective experimentation to pretty excellent results. And that track now has a fantastic video to go with starring none other than Michael K. Williams, famous for such gruff but grounded characters as Omar Little (The Wire) and Chalky White (Boardwalk Empire). In director Isaiah Seret’s work above, the man plays “the Plant Hunter,” who appears to be tasked with gathering unusual flora with the goal of converting the material into illegal drugs. But the very well-dressed and very violent Williams has his own agenda, and it’s quickly clear that he’s gone rogue — either for revenge or a good cause.
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