Over seven minutes of over-sized heads, baby-doll funerals and disco balls make for a oft-confusing video, but these are seven minutes that are worth the head scratching.

Arcade Fire are such huge fans of their new single “Reflektor,” that they decided it deserved the video treatment, not once, but twice. The first, an interactive experience without appearances from the band is fun, but takes some work. The second video, this black-and-white mini-movie directed by Anton Corbijn, doesn’t require any moving parts or interaction from the viewer, but it still might take some time to deconstruct.

The band only appears in a fully human form for a fraction of the video. The rest of the time, the band don the papier-maché heads they’ve previously worn in the introduction video for “Sprawl II.”

And maybe it’s just me, but those things are damn creepy.

Venturing out into the wilderness to hold a disco-dancing funeral? Also a little creepy.

One thing we can be sure of: this tune is massive. Befitting it’s throwback, spy-thriller video the song glides from sexy, restrained moments to full-on rocking dance sequences.

So what does it all mean? Is it about the search for something real? A meaningful love in a world that’s all about perception and PR image control? Maybe. For now I’m just holding onto my dancing shoes and dark shades with this song on repeat.

Arcade Fire’s new album Reflektor is out October 29th. Get more music and pre-order the album on iTunes.

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