Watch Jamie xx's Incredible Video For 'Gosh' : All Songs Considered The new video from Jamie xx, for the song "Gosh," is a small wonder to behold.
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Watch Jamie xx's Incredible Video For 'Gosh'

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The new video from Jamie xx, for the song "Gosh," is a small wonder to behold. Gorgeously directed by Romain Gavras, the short film opens in a possibly future world where zoned-out club goers sit around with virtual reality headgear covering their faces. It then follows a man dressed in white as he leads a vast army of apparently devoted followers on some sort of vision quest that includes some remarkable, synchronized moves.

Perhaps the most remarkable part of this incredible video is that it features more than 400 actors and was made without any CGI effects or other trickery. Keep that in mind when you see a figure standing in nearly every window of two towering skyscrapers, or when legions of runners sprint across a field.

The video was shot in the Chinese town of Tianducheng, which has a 354-foot tall replica of the Eiffel Tower within a development built to mimic Parisian architecture. "Gosh" is from Jamie xx's 2015 album In Colour. The video for the song premiered on Apple Music.