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Stromae Debuts Video For ‘Carmen,’ Warns Us About the Dangers of Twitter Addiction


Not with a bang, but with a Twitter. 

International pop-sensation Stromae has debuted the video for his anti-consumerist, social media-mania masterpiece, "Carmen."

Premiering on Buzzfeed yesterday, the video garnered over 5 million views in under 24 hours.

Directed by Academy Award-nominated French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet (Paris, je t'aime, The Triplets of Belleville) the video features an animated Stromae being consumed by his Twitter addiction.

What starts out as a lark soon becomes an all-encompassing compulsion that permeates every aspect of his life, from friendship to love.

"In 1875 Georges Bizet compared love to a rebellious bird." Stromae told BuzzFeed Music in an email. "140 years later (and in 140 characters-messages) love is a blue bird."

For those social media-maniacs out there, maybe this is the wake-up call you need. Perhaps we ought to experience the world unplugged and analogue and not mediated by the awful black mirrors on our desks or in our palms.

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