The song's music video was filmed by Michel Gondry, the Oscar-winning director of Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
. Gondry has previously directed classic music clips for a range of artists including Bjork, Radiohead, Kylie Minogue, The White Stripes and Daft Punk. However, this was the French auteur's first music clip since Bjork's "Crystalline
" in 2011.
Gondry told NME
: "I was told to do (that video)! But then I asked my friends and they all said, 'It's a cool band.' I'd like this song, but I didn't know them. I'm ignorant. I like to listen to funky music, to Michael Jackson. I felt this particular song was a mixture of the Stranglers for the piano and David Bowie a bit for the voice. But on hearing the other songs they made, it's not that. It's really the piano that reminds me of the Stranglers."