New | July 8, 2016
Video: Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator


Courtney Barnett’s new music video for “Elevator Operator,” raises the song to pleasantly absurd heights. While the lyrics describe a boy who dreams of being an elevator operator, Barnett shows us a day in her life as one. Jam packed with cameos by friends and fellow musicians, the plot is like a better extended version of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten”. With a teleporting elevator taking Barnett everywhere from the beach to a bowling alley and filling up with characters such as aliens, vampires, nuns, and a sad kangaroo, it’s absurd but very in the style of Barnett’s always fun music videos. The video perfectly captures the charming mood of the song and will make you wish you were an elevator operator too.