The sound of M83 is soaring and cinematic, so it should’ve come as no surprise that last fall’s video for “Midnight City” had the feel of a movie. Specifically, an 80s movie about children with powers, not unlike Firestarter or Village of the Damned, but more playful. As last we left them, the shall-we-say gifted youngsters had broken free of their X-Men-like academy, and set out into the night. Now the follow-up video, “Reunion,” deals with the aftermath.
Directed once again by Division Paris’ Fleur & Manu, the new video reveals the massive search the headmasters at the gifted school have undertaken. Using a combination of technology and the power of another gifted student, they set out to find the missing kids. It all leads up to a showdown, and a coda that recalls the Lost series finale.
Watch the video for “Midnight City” below.