A forbidding mixture of droning guitars and sub-Beat poetry about the ocean and Walt Whitman, R.E.M.'s "Blue" didn't seem like a song in need of additional artiness when it closed the veteran alt-rock band's 2011 swan song, "Collapse Into Now."
A year and a half later, though, that's precisely what "Blue" has received in the form of an impenetrable new music video directed by
What it all means, of course, is anyone's guess. One thing we can safely assume: Franco really dug "Video Games" by Lana Del Rey.