The National have just dropped the official music video for their hauntingly beautiful ballad Exile Vilify. Even though the music video contains a socket puppet it still manages to convey the feeling of the song pretty well.
The puppet is the protangonist of a fan-made video which was entered into VALVe’s Portal 2 competition which asked fans to help The National make a music video for the song.
Those who entered were allowed to use whatever visuals they wanted. And according to VALVe, more than 300 entries were submitted in the one-month window fans were given.
I like it.