Radiohead Reckons Their Fan Made a Good Video

Radiohead released another video. This wouldn’t be nothin’ to write home about if a) the art of the music video weren’t dead by now, which it almost is; b) they didn’t hold a contest to make the official video for “Reckoner”, which they did; and if c) it wasn’t good, which it isn’t — it’s great. See, Radiohead commissioned their fans to make an animated video; they narrowed it down to ten videos, then four, and each of the four semi-finalists got $10,000 to finish their final product. The winner was French Radiohead fan Clement Picon, and the surrealist growth put on display in Picon’s video is as shockingly bittersweet and subversively brilliant as the song itself; in other words, it fits perfectly in the catalog of the band’s extensive yet solid videography. A glimpse after the jump.

Radiohead – Reckoner – by Clement Picon

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