Of Montreal is a project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Barnes, who recently released their album UR FUN via Polyvinyl. Following that release, they have shared a music video for one of the tracks titled “Get God’s Attention by Being an Atheist.”
Barnes’ real-life partner Christina Scheider directed the video, which was written Barnes himself. The video opens up with a little boy being woken up in bed by a red masked stranger. The boy then dawns on the same red mask and goes on to fight demons alongside other preschool children.
“I wanted to use child actors because this song is an anthem to rebellion and fuck-all’edness,” Barnes explains. “Anybody who’s spent any time around five-year-olds knows that they are the embodiment of punk rock élan. My brother’s son plays the role of Baby Lanc, a sort of Pied Piper character that teaches other kids how to conquer their demons, and have a blast while doing it!”
Watch Of Montreal’s video for “Get God’s Attention by Being an Atheist” below.