The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus have already said that they’re on a “really deep” journey together, they’ve even been recording Beatles covers, and now they’ve released a trippy NSFW music-video-cum-short-film titled Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain. What’s more, the clip stars Moby, although the DJ’s acting skills are questionable.
The Blonde SuperFreak video (below) was filmed whilst Cyrus was on her sick bed after being hospitalised for an allergic reaction to an antibiotic earlier this year. Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne has explained the video’s meaning to Rolling Stone.
“This is the video we originally intended to be for a song that has a reference to the drug LSD,” Coyne said. “We were lucky enough to get a couple of hours with a bedridden Miley Cyrus. And even though she was still quite ill, she was full of laughs and great absurd suggestions.”
Moby appears in the clip, acting as what Coyne described as “an evil, power-hungry cult leader” who wants the late John F. Kennedy‘s brain because it supposedly contains the original formula for LSD. “Miley Cyrus has the magic brain!!! And Moby enlists a nympho Manson girl-type blonde superfreak to go steel the brain from Cyrus,” Coyne said.
“[Blonde Superfreak] steals the brain from Cyrus while Cyrus is still in bed in a drug-induced coma. Cyrus finally wakes up and is mega-pissed that her BRAIN has been stolen. She enlists a burned-faced Santa and a lesbian Bigfoot (that are hovering in a nearby spaceship) to hunt down the blond superfreak that stole her brain,” Coyne continued.
“They have a relentless pursuit, all the while Cyrus laments the loss of her magic brain and Moby gains powerful rainbows from hell. In the end, the blond superfreak kills Santa and Bigfoot and a baby mole ends up with the brain.
“Oh yeah. And the Flaming Lips are disguised as rainbows, mushrooms and flowers watching from the sky room where a giant diamond explosion happens.”
Enough said. Catch the full 5-minute clip, below.
Watch: The Flaming Lips & Miley Cyrus in Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain (NSFW)