French electronica getup M83 has unveiled the video for their first single off of Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. “Midnight City,” the track that frontman Anthony Gonzales calls an experiment with previous album Before the Dawn Heals Us‘ “Lower Your Eyelids to Die With the Sun,” contains high-pitched vocals and lyrics that explain a relaxed night spent with others in your city of choice. The visual is about gifted children who have special powers that escape from the ward. While they run free, the kids discover a warehouse with ruins and have their fun by releasing their super powers. The piece was directed by Fleur & Manu, who described it as the following:
This video is a tribute to Village of the Damned, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and other Akiras.
Check it out below.