Sufjan Stevens stars in this video for his new side project Sisyphus with fellow musicians Son Lux and Serengeti. The Ryan Dickie directed clip premiered via Dazed and features Stevens singing casually in between clips of dudes with hairy chests, nip slips, and modern dancers flexing with stockings.
Ryan Dickie had the following to say about the video:
“I wanted to convey sexuality in a physical sense but not explicitly, because in the (song’s) lyrics the desire is cerebral and out of touch. The idea of a ‘room’ you need permission to enter helps enhance it because what’s on the other side of that door is different for everyone. The juxtaposition of the physical and the digital is inspired by the sonic elements of the track; it felt like a natural extension to include a present digital element. Son Lux’s production is so visceral and kinetic, I was interested in combing that with the dancer’s body movement to vacillate between delicate and aggressive tones as well as make strong compositions to reflect the feeling of the music. Sufjan was extremely supportive and wasn’t afraid to make something striking – and he actually autographed an Illinoise CD for my Mom’s birthday. She was STOKED.”
Watch the moody clip for “Take Me” below.