Shia gets raw for Sigur Ros
It’s a repetitive clip that, for some, will surely entice repeated viewings all the same. Movie star Shia LaBeouf and dancer Denna Thomsen use dance and full-frontal nudity bring to life a passionate, rocky relationship in the music video for Sigur Ros’ song “Fjogur Piano.”
Given a budget of just $10,000, Israeli director Alma Har’el somehow not only enlisted LaBeouf (reportedly paid $5 million for his role in the most recent Transformers movie) but also included artistic and visually engaging use of a butterfly motif and a colourful underwater drive.
Candy is used as an apparent drug metaphor in the seven-minute clip, set to the Icelandic band’s slow, bleak, piano-driven tune, but Har’el has been quoted “is about addiction to drugs, or sex, or anything — and how you get stuck in a cycle.” At any rate, not safe for work — and not the sort of thing you could ever expect to see on a music-video TV channel.