By Courtney E. Smith
Spoiler alert, the moral of Giorgio Moroder’s beautiful, sun-drenched video is this: don’t date Italian men.
That said, this video faces a great hurdle. When two artists, Moroder and Sia, who contributes vocals and lyrics here, are faceless, how does one go about creating a music video to feature their work?
The answer is to have stand-ins for their essence. Moroder, an Italian himself, is represented by a young man who appears to be living a life of deja vu, constantly returning to a hotel for a liaison with a woman in a short blonde wig. Anyone with even the slightest awareness of Sia knows she herself dons such a wig often and likes to employ stand-ins for herself in her own work with a similar style.
And so the daily adventures in love go, until it becomes apparent the blonde woman is not simply one woman, but several. The wig symbolizes the Italian man’s interchangeable view of all of these women—and they are pissed.