As a kid, I used to try to predict what future music would sound like. Little movies of wild scum-punk deviance would play out in my head, accompanied by wild glitchy shit that made no sense. Die Antwoord‘s video for Banana Brain, off the upcoming Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid LP, seems to have pulled inspiration directly from those wild 80s daydreams.
The clip is directed by Ninja and Terence Neale, and is every bit as fucked up as you’d expect a Die Antwoord video to be. Seeing Yolandi Visser pretend to be a normal girl is somehow far more disturbing than watching her dose her religious parents with sleeping pills before heading out for a night of party-demon debauchery.
“Recently, while we was finishing up this album, another layer exploded out of our dark wild juicy core like a giant supernatural mega aura, and suddenly our album was so epic and sometimes vulnerable and sometimes sweet and romantic and so brave and full of mystery and win,” the duo said, lobbying hard for the co-leading roles in the sequel to Gummo where everybody does speed and ecstasy while beaching the gene pool. “Like when you going through hell, and the mission feels impossible, but you not allowed to fail, and all you can do is keep your chin up and keep going, then when you least expect it you emerge from this dark never-ending hole, and … you made it!”