Arcade Fire Release Eccentric Animated Video For 'Chemistry': Watch
Arcade Fire unveiled a quirky new animated video for “Chemistry” today (June 11). Directed by Ray Tintori, and animated by Starburns Industries (Rick & Morty), the visuals delightfully expand on the track’s theme of chemical attraction as it follows a dog and a cat who meet and fall in love.
“We’ve been big fans of Ray’s work since his early videos,” frontman Win Butler said in a statement. After trying to recruit him for a collaboration during The Suburbs era, Butler finally met up with Tintori in New Orleans during Mardi Gras this past year. “There is a playful, carnivalesque energy to the song; to capture that by filming literally during carnival felt right," he added.
The video follows a dog and cat who meet at a wedding reception (full of sharks) where the former is working as a caterer. Once they discover their infatuation with each other, their love transcends them into space, where they come crashing back to Earth after destroying a space station and a nasty robot shark.
Arcade Fire is resuming their Everything Now tour tonight in the Netherlands and will conclude with the Life Is Beautiful Festival In Las Vegas on September 23.
Check out the video below.