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See Cut Copy and Shirtless Alexander Skarsgard Attempt to ‘Free Your Mind’

Aussies case 'True Blood' star as a cult leader for new LP's titular song

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // October 11, 2013

Two things. One: Australia new wave outfit Cut Copy are back with a new song and album called Free Your Mind. Okay, you knew that.) Two: They brought True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård with them. Yes, you’ll find the flaxen-haired adonis above, playing a cult leader while the occasionally bongo-enhanced sounds of the band’s newly house-addled grooves run wild in the background. In the clip, directed by Christopher Hill, we find Skarsgård at the helm of a gang of blue-suited minions.

They wash his feet, allow him to drum on their heads, are awed when he scores in ball-less basketball, and even take detailed note on his urination process. Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford fittingly coos, “Ooooh, shine brother, shine on / Shine brighter than the sun.” But as we witness the master going about his daily rituals, a conflict arises over a woman. In the end, the guru himself seems to take the track’s titular advice: “Free Your Mind.” The album of the same name will arrive on November 5. We’ve also seen the eye-boggling video for “Let Me Show You.” 

Pre-order Free Your Mind for iTunes and via Modular vinyl.