It used to be enough to put out a music video, but given the rapid turnover of content these days, it might just be reasonable for a major group to follow up with a self-described “film” as well. That’s what Ohio blues rockers the Black Keys have done in their latest clip for El Camino highlight “Gold on the Ceiling.” After releasing a relatively low-budget live clip for the glammy fist-pumper way back in February, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have now unveiled a “film” for the same song, directed by Harmony Korine, who came to fame for writing the 1995 movie Kids.
In keeping with Korine’s bizarre film-making style, these new visuals are a nonsensical mishmash, with Auerbach and Carney being carried like babies by giant versions of themselves — or Auerbach and Carney carrying baby-sized versions of themselves, or both (as you can tell, it’s complicated). Toward the end, a pair of twins interrupts for an equally strange cameo, as if to drive home the already-there weirdness of a song about people stealing precious metals off the top of some dude’s unguarded rooms. We can’t wait until Kanye West’s seven-screen technology becomes more widely available so we experience this properly. Oh our head.