Courtney Barnett has shared a fun new video for her song Elevator Operator, which features cameos of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and the members of Sleater-Kinney.
Following the release of her full-length debut Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit, Barnett has been touring the world supporting the critically acclaimed record.
Now the Australian artist has put out a third visual from the album with herself playing the titular role of the song and hosting a slew of passengers who do increasingly ridiculous stuff while riding her elevator.
The bouncy single scoring the video is a personal favorite from the record. Barnett’s unparalleled lyricism and storytelling is at its best here when she recounts the story of an overworked, anxious character whose only desire is to take the elevator up and down for the sake of “perspection and clarity”.
In the tongue-firmly-in-cheek video you see Jeff Tweedy playing chess, Sleater-Kinney trying to read a map and other appearances from Australian artists like Tim Rogers and Paul Kelly.
Elevator Operator makes existential terror sound like a blast and its video dives off the deep end for amazing results.
Watch the video below: