When the odd yet entrancing video for “Fjögur Pianó” starring naked Shia LaBeouf and a naked woman dropped a couple weeks ago, I didn't realize the scope of the project Sigur Rós was going for. Their new album Valtari has been out since May 29, but the band set out on a “Mystery Video” project. They gave identical budgets to over a dozen filmmakers and gave them total creative control. The films could be about whatever they so desired, whatever the song meant or triggered in them.
The results have been pretty nice so far, and that continued with “Rembihnútur.” The video was directed by Arni & Kinski, who have worked with the band before on the video for “Hoppipolla,” one of the bands greatest songs. That video is adventurous and fun, but with the tone this song, the directors took a much more subdued and subtle approach. The video features a wide variety of people meditating in various black-and-white settings, all finding themselves in one way or another. Here was a message from the directors posted on the band's site:
the much needed changes in the world will happen through changes within each and every one of us. we all want and need love. this film is a celebration of sigur rós’s music and the benefit it is having in the elevation of consciousness that is happening with humankind. people are finding strength in love, care, and respect for themselves, each other, and the world we live in.
for the last twelve years meditation has been a way of life for us. going within, releasing emotions, moving through negativity, judgment, discouragement, and the fears that are so often in the mind.
being able to move from the mind into the heart. this is what the music of sigur rós helps us to do and we use it as a tool in our meditation. in meditation we are able to feel and move through our emotions allowing us to drop deeper within our hearts. from this depth of heart we are finding more acceptance, compassion, love, gratitude, passion, clarity, intuitive thinking and much much more. we hope this video will inspire you to do your part in elevating the consciousness of the planet in whatever way that may be.
I really couldn't have said it much better myself. Sigur Rós takes me to a place where there are no problems, no worries, no emotions, really. Negative thoughts evaporate and I'm transported somewhere fantastic, where revelations are made and I can bask in the wondrous glow that is Sigur Rós. Arni & Hinski are definitely right that we all need to take more time away from the fast-paced world we lived in to slow down within our own thoughts. Watching this video is a good start.