Hope you brought some tissues.
Thank God it’s Friday, because we might not be able to get out of bed tomorrow after watching Daft Punk’s new video for “Instant Crush” (from their Random Access Memories album). We’ve seen a lot of music videos in our day, but we’ve never seen a clip that evokes so much emotion from, well, so little happening.
What’s that even mean? Allow me to explain: Daft Punk’s new video (featuring Strokes singer Julian Casablancas) takes place in what looks like a replica of NYC’s Museum Of Natural History, and Julian plays a historical soldier mannequin who falls in love with a colonial woman mannequin. (Talk about century-crossed lovers, amirite?) They don’t say anything to each other (I guess it’s impossible to speak when your mouth is sealed shut), but it’s definitely love at first sight.
Watch Daft Punk’s “Instant Crush” video featuring Julian Casablancas after the jump.
Trouble is, people who visit the museum kind of, well, suck. A mischievous little boy almost shatters the colonial woman’s display glass with a slingshot, some museum workers try looking up her dress, and finally, they take Julian The Soldier out of his display, box him up again, and throw him back in storage. (PS. Also in storage? Daft Punk’s helmets!)
Just when you think all is lost and Julian will never see his lady love again, she gets put in storage, too! …Right as an electrical fire erupts and threatens to burn everything down. (Ugh, timing really IS everything.) As the entire storage facility disintegrates into layers of historical ash, both statues lay down, gaze into each other’s eyes, and prepare for the end.
And…SOB. We don’t want to spoil the entire ending for you, but let’s just say that it involves a whole lot of “I’ll love you forever” stares and melting wax. We’re basically left feeling like this:
Photo credit: Columbia, GIF: Giphy