Enter the world of dreams with Arcade Fire.
In Arcade Fire's new video for "Afterlife," get ready to enter the hauntingly ethereal world of dreams. The Emily Kai Bock-directed clip for Reflektor's second single is filled with gorgeous wide shots and head-scratching tableaus, and is all in all equal parts moving and weird.
As avid dream journal keepers, we couldn't help but apply what we've learned about the nocturnal world to "Afterlife." Not familiar with dream analysis? It's easy! (ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.) C'mere, we'll ease you into the practice by analyzing various dream scenarios presented by Arcade Fire.
1.) Always chasing after some unattainable lover just out of reach? Your BF's about to break up with you. SORRY!
2.) Getting locked in a laundromat's dryer by an old woman? Umm... Oedipus called!
Watch Arcade Fire's "Afterlife" video after the jump.
3.) Cowboy fantasies? You need to stand up to Becky from Accounting once and for all.
4.) Visions of construction sites? Stop watching Ciara's "Work" video before bed!
5.) An older man reuniting with his deceased wife? Not dreaming! You're just watching Arcade Fire's flawless new video.
+ Watch Arcade Fire's "Afterlife" video.
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