Expanding on the track’s themes of chemical attraction, the video sees an animated cat and dog fall in love at a wedding, in which the cat is marrying a shark, and the dog is working as a waiter.
It all gets pretty weird from there, with people thrown out of windows, and then for some reason it ends up in space…
Anyway, speaking about the video in a press release, the band say: “We’ve been big fans of Ray’s work since his early videos and there was talk of collaborating during The Suburbs shoot—we were going to film it in New Orleans but then it got moved to Austin at the last minute, and Ray was caught up working on Beasts of the Southern Wild.
“So it was very full circle to finally be working with him in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. There is a playful, carnivalesque energy to the song; to capture that by filming literally during carnival felt right.”
Arcade Fire’s tour around ‘Everything Now’ continues across the summer. View the dates and watch the ‘Chemistry’ video below.
11 Rotterdam, Ahoy
13 Zurich, Hallenstadion
15 Prague, O2 Arena
17 Budapest, Budapest Sports Arena
18 Vienna, Stadhalle
20 Bucharest, Romexpo
22 Germany, Southside Festival
24 Germany, Hurricane Festival
07 Clarkston, DTE Energy Music Theater
08 Milwaukee, Summerfest
10 Pittsburgh, Stage AE
12 Raleigh, Red Hat Amphitheater
14 Birmingham, Sloss Festival
15 Louisville, Forecastle Festival
18 Boston, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
19 Philadelphia, Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
20 Bristow, Jiffy Lube Live
22 Toronto, Budweiser Stage
04 Moscow, Afisha Picnic
06 Riga, Mezaparks Green Theatre
08 Oslo, Øya Festival
10 Copenhagen, HAVEN Festival
11 Gothenburg, Way Out West Festival
13 Berlin, Zitadelle
15 Paredes De Coura, Praia do Taboao
16 Belgium, Pukkelpop Festival
21 Reykjavik, Laugardalsholl
21 Berkeley, Greek Theatre
23 Las Vegas, Life Is Beautiful
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