Warning: If you suffer from dizzy spells, FFS’ new video for “Johnny Delusional” won’t help. The camera spins in the middle of the room around a set of chairs, with the same three people weaving in and out of the scene in one “continuous” shot. French directors AB/CD/CD splice together separate shots of the three actors into a seamless scene, making it appear as though dozens of clones occupy the space.
The video opens with a man staring at a woman from his seat, and as the camera spins, the two take another seat in an endless game of musical chairs. Another man sits next to the woman, and the three continue until they are a blurry flutter of movement. By the end of the video, each chair is folded up, and the camera stops on a man playing piano.
Both the images and lyrics for “Johnny Delusional” perfectly capture feelings of rejection and unrequited love. As the song’s lyrics lament, “Johnny Delusional here,” the men in the video gaze longingly at the woman as she ignores his gaping stare.
The band described the video as:
“The first video for a brand new band sets the tone of how they may be perceived forever and we wanted a video that was mysterious, kinetic, artistic, and, well, made us look good.”
Their latest video is one of many new releases from this much-anticipated supergroup. You can hear the influences of both Sparks and Franz Ferdinand on every song, including their previous release “Collaborations Don’t Work.”
Their self-titled new album is set for release this June 9th, and will feature these two new tracks as well as more yet-unheard originals.
The group is going on tour in Europe this summer, so fans might get the chance to hear a few more tracks performed live.
Take a look at their latest release from the new record below: