Saturday 23 January 2016

Miike Snow - Genghis Khan

Miike Snow, Miike Snow where for art thou Miike Snow? To say I've been disinterested in Miike Snow since their debut self-titled album would be an understatement, and I mean, I'm not sure how much attention I paid to that either. Listening back to the singles from 'Miike Snow' it's clear that I was probably incorrect not to invest in this trio further. That's a lesson we can all learn here, if they do music and they're from Sweden, they're probably with your time.

Now here we are in 2016 and it's time for me to put right all my wrongs. New single 'Genghis Khan' is taken from the trio's forthcoming third album, 'iii', and it's absolutely brilliant. I wasn't sure at first but the chorus was lodged in my head for days, and the more you listen, the more the entire production of the track just engulfs you in singalong madness. I would be lying to your face if I pretended to have even an iota of clue on what the song and/or video are about but I don't think it really matters.

The video, directed by Ninian Doff, is pure homage to James Bond movies and a villain who has since now never seen the light of day. The 1970s-esque style clip is really intelligently put together and the choreography is so excellent the entire way through.

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