VOTD: Atoms For Peace - ‘Ingenue’

Looks like “Lotus Flower” wasn’t enough movin’ and groovin’ for Thom Yorke. For the “Ingenue” video off of the Atoms for Peace debut Amok, Yorke adopts Japanese contemporary dancer Fukiko Takase to be his dance partner and body double. The video begins with shots of Yorke and Takase performing similar phrases of choreography, but the way the shots are edited - combined with their matching three-piece suits - make it hard to distinguish who is who. Once their separation becomes clear, their interactions with one another range from imitation to tender affection, replete with Yorke’s signature frantic dance moves. At this rate, it is only a matter of time until Thom Yorke-themed dance parties are thrown by hipsters worldwide…

-Nick Velleman