A seemingly unremarkable game of video football—soccer to those of us in the U.S.—takes an unexpected turn for the members of Hot Chip in the new video for “Don’t Deny Your Love.”
Things get a little bit intense for the band’s animated avatars when they’re transported to “the dimension of dance,” as the members look on in bewilderment from their tour bus. On the field the opposing teams, announcers, and fans erupt into a spontaneous homoerotic orgy. The track itself is upbeat and relaxed—a light-as-air confection. Could Hot Chip be sending a message for support to closeted footballers?