LCD Soundsystem is one of the better bands in America, with a long and quiet career of churning out masterful dance pop that goes for the feels in unexpected intervals. Rian Johnson is one of the better directors in America, with a solid resumé of great scifi flicks (that includes The Last Jedi, whatever the haters may say). And Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn are two of the better actors in America. So it stands to reason that this LCD Soundsystem music video directed by Rian Johnson and starring Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn would be one of the better music videos in America. And indeed it is.
A quiet little scifi fable wrapped around a love story is very on brand for Johnson. It’s a little less so for LCD Soundsystem, whose music tends to deal more in the real world perils of partying, but it all works beautifully.