The video for Karen O & Co’s latest single – “Sacrilege,” the gospel-laced leadoff track from their forthcoming Mosquito – is here, and it is crazy. The story begins in some dark Southern wilderness with what seems like a band of cowboy psychopaths burning a pretty young child at the stake. But then begins an unrelenting series of backwards jump cuts through scenes of motel sex, luchador masks, murder and abduction. The story reveals its hand in reverse like a nightmare game of strip poker that it’s way too late to quit. The child is actually alien/doll/hot model Lily Cole, and she’s been tearing through this town like a succubus, methodically dismantling the white-dove morning purity that ends the video and brings in the best twist of all. Watch it above.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Mosquito comes out April 15th via Interscope.
STREAM: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”