Röyksopp Happy Up Here with Space Invaders

Norwegian band Röyksopp released a music video for their single, “Happy Up There”, on February 24, 2009. Röyksopp members Torbjørn Brundtland & Svein Berge worked with Joyriders director Reuben Sutherland to imagine a world under threatened invasion from Space Invaders.

Space Invaders in Royksopp Happy Up Here music video


Happy Up There starts with panning shots of a cityscape, with floating boxes lit up by light bulbs. We discover that the boxes are 3D versions of the digital monsters known to many from the 1980s arcade game Space Invaders. The video continues to play out the epic air battle, with cars on the ground serving as the defence. The video ends when the remaining aliens retreat.

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Happy Up There was directed by Reuben Sutherland via Joyrider Films with producer Spencer Friend.

Space Invaders was created by Japanese designer Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978 by Taito.

Lyrics

You know I really like it
I know I’ll always be here
You know it makes my heart beat
You know I’m happy up here

Would you talk to me?
Would you vote for me?
Im ready for it!

You know I really like it
I know I’ll always be here

Whatever you do
Whatever you say
Nothing could push this feeling away
Pursuing my heart
or pursuing my head
I feel like I’m part of the book of love
Remember the page
Remember the people
Simply a part of human nature
Sending me back to the memory lane
this pain again

You know I really like it
I know I’ll always be here
You know it makes my heart beat

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