Jamie xx has just unfurled a jaw-dropping new music video for his In Colour track, Gosh.
So xx has had a second crack at the song’s visuals, and the result is equal parts eerie and incredible.
Teaming up with acclaimed director Romain Gavras (who did Kanye West & Jay Z’s No Church in the Wild plus M.I.A.’s Bad Girls and Born Free), the EDM whiz has produced a music video of epic and cinematic scale.
Filmed in China’s creepy Tianducheng — an exact replica of Paris that boasts a scale replica of the Eiffel Tower — the short film features 400 actors and – according to Consequence Of Sound – not a shred of CGI or 3D modelling.
Sweeping shots of the city’s ghostly architecture and its strange inhabitants culminate with an army of dyed-blonde militant Chinese kids with bowl cuts worshipping an albino man under the faux Eiffel.
It’s definitely a trip.
“Romain Gavras has directed some of my very favourite music videos,” xx said in a statement to Apple Music, who premiered the clip overnight. “I’m so happy that my music inspired him to make something this incredible for Gosh…”
Check it out for yourself below.