I LOVE SIGUR ROS. I plan on walking down the aisle to one of their songs because their music is so beautiful, breathtaking, raw, and original. It evokes emotion and transport the listener into a different place and time.
Turns out Transformers star Shia LaBeouf has the same reaction to their music. National Post Reports:
“Originally [Alma] was going to film us on Super 8 in Iceland all playing the piano lines from the song, but then she rang and said she’d met Shia LaBeouf and they’d changed the idea,” Sigur Ros bassist Georg Holm told JustJared.com. “That was the last we heard of the concept and she told us nothing about what was going on.” Click here for the National Post Article.
The video is apparently about a woman and a man, locked in the same body and in a constant, tumultuous love affaire. In the video, they wake up, they love (in an interpretive dance sequence), they fight, they die a little, and then the band comes in a picks up the pieces… in the morning, the two love birds wake up and start the cycle again in a clean room, free of the previous night… and they start the day the same way the video began.
Does this mean the man loves himself so much he is constantly battling with his inherent narcissism? Are the lollipops drugs to transform ones mind and jolt one out of the never-ending circle? Could this be a creative form of portraying the self-indulged, bruiting artist in the celebrity (Shia)?
All I know is that this video is beautiful: stunning imagery, romanticized dance sequence, and a beautiful story line that captivates the audience to the last moment. I was on the edge of my seat – even when watching the 5th time.
It feels to me like a mix of the 1) Butterfly Effect – stuck in the same experience wondering which movement will affect a change in the constant cycle…. and 2) the Greek mythological tale of Narcissus who saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it. He stared and stared at his own reflection in the water until he fell in and the narcissist flower grew in his place.
My only concern is that Shia doesn’t overindulge this creative path and turn into another James Franco/Jared Leto.