Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Video: Röyksopp "Happy Up Here"

"Happy Up Here", the first single from Junior, uses their early single "Eple" as a jumping off point for a subtle pop song that is surprisingly catchy. While I am a fan of the track it does seem a bit premature, given this is only their third album, for Röyksopp to be recycling past hits as the lead in to new material. I'm all for postmodern art but this seems a bit extreme. The video is a treat which realizes Space Invaders as it might play out in a higher resolution reality. The director Reuben Sutherland has previously created an ad for a modern alien invasion game so he has probably been mulling this over for a while now:

: The song has inspired me to revisit Röyksopp's first album Melody AM which sounds utterly brilliant. Hear some of Junior ahead of it's March 23 release at their myspace.


Talia said...

I don't really understand why they've gone with this single. It's not really like people don't know who they are and have to refamiliarise. The rest of the album is amazing and fresh sounding instead!

Daft Monk said...

I hadn't heard anything else off the album yet but I could see the familiar sample as a desperate bid for recognition. Looking forward to hearing the whole thing.