The morning after throwing a incredibly destructive house party is one of the more depressing feelings known to man. Everything seems to be broken. There are holes in the wall so big they could be considered doorways, and some asshole stole the batteries from the remote control. Not only is all the alcohol gone, but so are your favorite DVDs, Stoffers french bread pizzas and your winter coat. To top things off there is relish dripping the ceiling, and you’re positive it didn’t come from the fridge.
The music video for “DoYaThing,” appears to capture what that morning-after feeling is like in the Gorillaz universe. The much-hyped Converse collaboration between The Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000 was directed by Gorillaz animator Jamie Hewlett with the use of incredibly realistic CGI. The upbeat song is juxtaposed with a bleak, creepy and oddly funny music video featuring a bowl of severed ears and a masked character reminiscent of Andre 3000.
The video is strangely captivating as the main character simply goes through a basic morning routine of using the bathroom and having breakfast before leaving the house. However everything about the borderline-condemned house is far from routine. It takes house party destruction to unprecedented new heights.
Since Andre 3000 recently announced that fans shouldn’t expect a new OutKast album in the near future and James Murphy has retired LCD Soundsystem, hopefully we can expect more fun collaborations soon — and maybe they’ll sneak some Muppets in the next music video.