Vampire Weekend’s newest music video, for their song “This Life,” prominently features a seder. Yes, you read that correctly: a seder. (Their last video, for “Sunflowers,” was an ode to the Jewish deli, directed by Jonah Hill, and featuring Jerry Seinfeld, so maybe this shouldn’t be such a shock.)
But first, some details: “This Life,” the third single off Father of the Bride, was produced by Ezra Koenig and Ariel Rechtshaid. The lyrics ruminate on life’s disappointments (“Baby, I know dreams tend to crumble at extremes/I just thought our dream would last a little bit longer”). The music video is directed by Emmett Malloy, and alongside the Vampire Weekend crew, it features Rechtshaid, Danielle Haim, Mark Ronson, Jovan Hill, Sophie, Despot, and Simi & Haze. It also builds up to a Passover dinner in Palm Springs, California (joining a long tradition of Passover in pop culture).
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