At the end of last year, U2 released their latest record Songs of Experience. Since then, two of the songs have been remixed by Grammy-winning artist Beck: The “Lights Of Home” remix was released back in April and the “Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” remix followed in June. Now, “Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” has been collaborated on further, with the Beck-remixed version receiving the music video treatment courtesy of Broken Fingaz Crew.
The Israeli graffiti artist collective has worked with U2 in the past, transforming “American Soul” and “Get Out Of Your Own Way” with their visual art-oriented videos. The artists return to stop-motion on the “Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” video, which follows a forlorn widower wrestling internally, but also struggling to leave the house. Rather than going outside, however, he seems to tumble into the land of the dead—floating away on a disembodied hand, he then transforms into a skeleton and dances with his wife. When she melts away in this dream sequence he tumbles back to some form of reality—seen walking out of his own head to stand before a mountain range, perhaps he escapes from his own thoughts and can now continue on in the living world while remembering the love he had.
Watch the animated video for “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” below and find a performance by U2 from the Paste archives further down.