Shia LaBeouf isn’t exactly our cup of tea, but we ain’t mad at the new video from Sigur Rós, in which the hot-tempered Transformers star bares all.
Fjögur Píanó, directed by Alma Har’el, is the first part in a series of videos created for the Icelandic band’s new album, Valtari. It’s part of the Sigur Rós Mystery Film Experiment, in which the band gave a dozen filmmakers free rein in creating a video for one of the tracks on the album.
LaBeouf, who created the video with Har’el, stars alongside Denna Thomsen as a dysfunctional couple trapped in a perpetual cycle of addiction and abuse. “We really had no idea what to expect from Alma,” bassist Georg Holm told Rolling Stone. “Originally she was going to film us on Super-8 in Iceland all playing the piano lines from the song, but then she rang and said she’d met Shia LaBeouf and they’d changed the idea. That was the last we heard of the concept and she told us nothing about what was going on. At first I didn’t know what to make of the video, because it is so full of ideas and confusion, but now I completely love it. It seems to have no beginning and no end, and just makes you think about what might and might not be going on.”
We’re pretty sure the band’s openly gay lead singer, Jónsi, didn’t mind how the clip turned out either.