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An All-Woman Cult Abounds in The Black Keys’ ‘Weight of Love’ Video: Watch

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(Credit: Alysse Gafkjen)

(Credit: Alysse Gafkjen)

By Kevin Rutherford

The Black Keys‘ music video for “Weight of Love” is a bit of a double-take at first.

The video, released today (Aug. 14), starts with the audio and video from “Fever,” the band’s previous single. But slowly, the camera pans out, revealing that it was just recording a TV showing the video and that, with “Weight of Love,” there’s a new story — though it owes itself to the old.

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“Weight of Love” focuses on a group of women who live on what appears to be an island in an old, dilapidated lighthouse. There’s certainly a cult-like quality to the arrangement, perhaps spawned by their continued viewing of the religious fervor of the “Fever” video on their television set.

Note that the clip does feature a few images of topless women, so the video is definitely NSFW.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/103269075″>Weight of Love</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user31114193″>Theo Wenner</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

The video was directed by Theo Wenner, who also helmed the video for “Fever.” Could this mean it’s all part of a series that tells a larger story? Stay tuned.

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