By Kevin Rutherford
But that was bound to change eventually — and now, just one day removed from her NBC Bangerz concert special, it has.
Cyrus, Coyne and co. released a new video today (July 7) that’s a short film of strange, trippy proportions. Bringing Moby along for the ride, Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain is every bit as odd as it sounds, perhaps something expected on Coyne’s part but something that continues to emerge as a result of Cyrus’ newfound friendship with the band.
Basically, the premise is this: Cyrus has a brain. Someone steals it. She yells obscenities as she tries to get it back.
There’s static. Psychedelic colors. Video clips seemingly spliced in with neither rhyme nor reason. Pink goo. In short, it’s about everything you’d expect from the parties involved.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Coyne explained the concept of the video.
“The video story is something like this: Moby is an evil, power-hungry cult leader. He wants the world’s most valuable (according to our story) psychedelic supernatural possession… John F. Kennedy’s brain….the brain contains the original formula for the drug LSD!!!
Miley Cyrus has the magic brain!!! And Moby enlists a nympho Manson girl-type blonde superfreak to go steel the brain from Cyrus.
She steals the brain from Cyrus while Cyrus is still in bed in a drug-induced coma. Cyrus finally wakes up and is mega-pissed that her BRAIN has been stolen. She enlists a burned-faced Santa and a lesbian Bigfoot ( that are hovering in a nearby spaceship) to hunt down the blond superfreak that stole her brain. They have a relentless pursuit, all the while Cyrus laments the loss of her magic brain and Moby gains powerful rainbows from hell. In the end, the blond superfreak kills Santa and Bigfoot and a baby mole ends up with the brain…”
Oh yeah. And the Flaming Lips are disguised as rainbows, mushrooms and flowers watching from the sky room where a giant diamond explosion happens.”
Coyne and Cyrus previously collaborated on a cover of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” itself part of the Flaming Lips’ With a Little Help From My Fwends tribute to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.