Saturday, December 3, 2011

Music Video for Lou Reed & Metallica's 'The View' Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Only Darren Aronofsky could orchestrate a music video for the Lou Reed and Metallica single 'The View' taken from the album 'Lulu.'

"The first time I heard 'The View' I was stunned," Aronofsky said. "I had never heard anything like it. Half was all Lou. The other half all Metallica. It was a marriage that on the surface made no sense, but the fusion changed the way I thought about both artists and morphed into something completely fresh and new. I couldn't stop listening to it. Lou's crushing lyrics, and the band's incredible licks."

"I am very excited about working with Darren Aronofsky on our powerful video 'The View,'" Lou Reed said in no uncertain terms. "I feel Darren understood the power and range of the emotions fueled by the fire of Metallica. His strength and spirit are on display in every frame and I think he has caught the anger, rage and anguish at the bottom of the soul of real rock."