Earlier this year, Will Butler (not to be confused with his brother and bandmate Win Butler) released his debut solo album via Merge Records. Will, who has been a member of Arcade Fire since the band’s inception, quietly let loose the Brantley Gutierrez-directed video for “Anna” last night, and it’s a little more than your average performance video. Starring Emma Stone, the video for the bouncy song was choreographed by Ryan Heffington, who did the choreography for Sia’s “Chandelier” video.
Featuring Stone as she playfully dances in the Queen Mary, the video follows a money-crazed Stone as she strolls through the ship amongst countless sailors. Her performance is animated, goofy, and highly entertaining. It’s probably a coincidence, but it should be noted that last year Arcade Fire released an excellent video for “We Exist,” which starred Emma Stone’s The Amazing Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield.