Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano fittingly narrate their own montage in the short, pithy lyric video for “Montage” a song from their upcoming movie Swiss Army Man.
Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull and Robert McDowell wrote the song and soundtrack. “Montage” is an exuberant, baroque indie pop track with the same cheekiness as Team America. Dano and Radcliffe provided vocals for the studio version of “Montage.” And the video finds them acting out bizarre lyrics like: “Now we killed a raccoon/ We are using your body like it’s a machine gun!”
Swiss Army Man premiered at Sundance and opens July 1st. Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (who credit themselves as “Daniels”), the film stars Dano as a man stranded on an island who decides to kill himself with the belt he finds on a body that’s washed ashore — except then the corpse (Radcliffe) starts farting. Dano’s character leverages Radcliffe’s flatulence as a way to get off the island, and while the film is filled with bizarre moments like these, its heart remains sincere.
“I think of it like a Trojan Horse,” Kwan told Rolling Stone. “I think this is just our weird way of getting people to a space where they can learn something new about the world.”