Avicii’s ‘Addicted To’ You Is Bonnie And Clyde With A Lesbian Twist
By Alex Panisch
Avicii’s debut LP, True, was in many ways an ode to Americana. With Bluegrass, Rockabilly, and Country influences, the album was so American that the pre-ordered copies may as well have been delivered by Bald Eagles. The videos, besides being more ‘Murrican than a deep fried apple pie wrapped in the Constitution, aren’t afraid to tread into queer territory. While “Wake Me Up” was coy with the topic—the narrative hinged on two outcasts looking for their community and ultimately acceptance—“Addicted To You” stands firmly the far right side of the Kinsey scale.
Directed by Sebastian Ringler, the “Addicted To You” video is Bonnie and Clyde, but Clyde’s also a lady. Exhilarating, brilliantly edited, and accompanied by the killer track, the video is most certainly a worthy companion to the song. There is also a room full of naked guys, because either: 1) fan service, or 2) maybe this video stands firmly in the center of the Kinsey scale. Ether way it is well worth a look. Check it out below.
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