Swedish pop star Robyn and electro-artistes Röyskopp have always pushed limits with their innovative collaborations — and in their new video, they head straight to the outer limits of outer space.
To accompany their Do It Again track "Monument," the video takes visual cues from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos and (maybe!) the classic Martin Short/Dennis Quaid/Meg Ryan comedy Inner Space to take viewers on a journey through the stars.
Given those influences, the song and video are extraterrestrial and introspective. "It's about exploring the space around you and finding your own space in it all," director Max Vitali told The Creator's Project, who produced the video.
"[Vitali] had a very strong feeling and he started developing it," Robyn said about the video. "We had all these conversations about what this place could look like, how do you explain these emotions, how do you communicate these things in a way that feels sincere." The results are trippy and dreamy and, yes, sincere, as viewers seemingly float above the musicians as they move across the moon to hypnotic effect. It's a suitably beautiful and strange visual for the avant-garde artists.
Want to find out how they did it? A behind-the-scenes video features interviews with Röyskopp, Robyn, Vitali and choreographer Jefta van Dinther:
Here are Röyksopp and Robyn's Do It Again tour dates:
August 15 Pukkelpop (Belgium)
August 20 Pier 97 (New York, NY, US)
August 21 Wolftrap (Washington, DC, US)
August 22 HB Pavilion (Boston, MA, US)
August 24 Pritzker Pavilion (Chicago, IL, US)
August 25 Echo Beach (Toronto, ON, Canada)
August 30 Zurich Open Air (Switzerland)