After the ambitious psycho-drama of the “Sacrilege” video, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have gone back to basics for the new clip for the title track off the group’s defiantly strange album, Mosquito. In fact, they’ve gone back to the most basic thing there is: blood.
The creepy, low-concept clip, directed by B. Shimbe Shim, tells the story of one very hungry mosquito and a cute little boy who happens to become the insect’s victim. As the bug drinks and drinks from the boy’s hand, it grows larger and larger, eventually morphing into something you might see in an old ’50s monster movie. Luckily, the kid seems unfazed and the video ends on a note of pro-human/anti-bug triumph. Think of it as a simplified take on Starship Troopers. Watch it below.