Empire of the Sun take the bus in their new “DNA” video.
We thought we’d seen some weirdness on L.A. buses, but it’s hard to beat Luke Steele in a blue plastic headdress. Empire of the Sun brave Los Angeles’ public transportation in their new “DNA” video, making their way out to the valley to raid a convenience store — set in the very near future of 2014. The Australian duo ditch the bus for bikes, pick up a posse, and wind up at a house party before the cops show up. So much for a brave new world.
Watch Empire Of The Sun’s “DNA” video after the jump.
One thing that’s definitely a good decision: borrowing your band style from “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” villains, which is some nostalgia we can get behind. Shout-out to Lord Zedd.
Musically, “DNA” is a relatively downtempo effort for the EDM-influenced act, with verses driven by acoustic guitars and melodic synth lines before bass-heavy chords lift the chorus onto the dance floor. “Take me away, so far away,” Steele sings on the bridge — a love letter to the Metro? Dude, you’re a rock star: You can totally afford Uber.
+ Watch Empire of the Sun’s “DNA” video.
Photo credit: EMI