A world that keeps flipping upside-down, a sequence of scenes within scenes within scenes, and a total absence of gravity are just some of the visual twists in this constnatly off-kilter track based off some Moby samples.
Maybe Miley Cyrus felt like she needed to follow-up last night's NBC concert special with something a bit more risque. Well, mission accomplished. Any parent who felt relieved by the more wholesome/fun prime time Miley, will likely be running for cover from this short film she made with Flaming Lips mad genius Wayne Coyne. We're talking serious NSFW: Drugs, nudity, cursing and all sorts of other bad stuff. There's a loose narrative involving Miley's missing brain, Moby and boobs, but it's best to let Wayne himself explain [via Rolling Stone]:
"The video story is something like this: Moby is an evil, power-hungry cult leader. He wants the world's most valuable (according to our story) psychedelic supernatural possession... John F. Kennedy's brain....the brain contains the original formula for the drug LSD!!!
Miley Cyrus has the magic brain!!! And Moby enlists a nympho Manson girl-type blonde superfreak to go steel the brain from Cyrus.
She 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. 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."
In a perfect world, this would be David Lynch directing a video for Moby. But, screw perfection. Moby directed and shot a video for his "re-version" of the film icon's track "The Big Dream," featuring singer Mindy Jones.
Most lyric videos are merely cheap and self-serving placeholders until the real clip arrives. This lyric video is certainly cheap — "roughly $0" according to Moby — but it serves a greater purpose than most: Every animal featured in it is up for adoption via Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles.
So, even if you don't use this to learn the lyrics, at least you can learn about a few of the thousand animals that could use a home.