14 March 2012

Jake Gyllenhall Kills for The Shoes

The new video for 'Time to Dance' by electro pop duo The Shoes, features a totally psychotic Jake Gyllenhall. The handsome blue-eyed, dark-haired Ken doll that is Gyllenhall plays a crazy killer slaughtering people left and right. The eight-minute video (more like music video meets disturbing short film) was directed by Daniel Wolfe.

Frankly the video makes me uneasy. Not in the least because it stars someone who once played Bubble Boy as an ice cold killer. As Gyllenhall goes from scene to scene initiating one blood bath after another, you can hear The Shoes in the background screaming and electric guitars going off. Suddenly the song takes a turn and gets less dark rock and more dance scene electro then all you hear is "...and then it's time to dance!" which is playing all kinds of tricks on my mind. I'm assuming that's the point. If so, well done...? Perhaps I'm just not "artistic" enough for this.

Peep the video below and let me know what you think.



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