• The song features backing vocals by
Richard Reed Parry told NME how Bowie ended up on the track:
"It was just after The Next Day had come out. He basically just came by
the studio in New York while we were mixing, just to have a listen to the stuff we were doing.
He offered to lend us his services because he really liked the song.
In fact, he
basically threatened us - he was like, 'If you don't hurry up and mix this song, I might
just steal it from you!' So we thought, well why don't we go one better,
why don't you sing on our version? Thankfully he obliged, and we were really happy about that."
• Though David Bowie doesn't appear in the video, his likeness does.
Will Butler explained: "There is a David Bowie mask,
in the very last second of the film, of the video. That creepy mask that Win
is wearing is in fact a David Bowie mask."
• The video won was directed by Anton Corbijn who has famously shot visuals and photos for
• The video won for "Best Art Direction" at the 2014 MTV VMAs