Hot Chip Does Erratic Karaoke
  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015

  • Posted by: Alana Solin

Hot Chip's funk-electronic jam "Started Right" now has a video just as quietly odd and fresh to match it. A woman sings karaoke in an empty bar lit with fluorescent pink, blue, and green lights. Clips of the woman boldly singing into the camera are cut with fuzzy found footage of the beach, cartoons, skateboarders, and nature documentaries. The lyrics appear on the screen karaoke-style, changing colors rapidly to fit the pace of the music, and toward the end they start to flicker, as if the video is fizzing itself to flatness. This odd, for-want-of-a-better-word quirky video ends with the woman auditioning in an empty white room, putting down her script and pulling on a green sweatshirt bearing the words WHY MAKE SENSE WHEN THE WORLD AROUND REFUSES?, which is of course the theme and message of their album Why Make Sense?. And this video, which makes little sense and is almost unsettling in its emptiness and its spasmodic editing, demonstrates why making sense is not always the best way to go about things. This video illustrates that the idea of karaoke, of following someone else's script, is entirely unappealing.



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