I don’t watch many music videos. Sure, I used to rock out to MTV when I was 13, back when they played music videos, but it’s been over a decade since I’ve seen more than the occasional audio-visual mixup. I suppose I have no right to call anything the music video of any particular year; this is, after all, likely the first music video I have seen this year.
That said, it’s got a bearded French dude singing to the ocean, blue bikini babes, girl-shaped mountains, floating lips and a silver surfer. Plus one of the grooviest French sex songs I’ve ever heard. What more could you possibly want on a spring afternoon?
[Author’s note: It seems I neglected to mention that the song is Roche by Sebastien Tellier, off his excellent album Sexuality.]