Moroder makes several cameos in the new clip, appearing as a DJ, a janitor and most notably a driver trying to quell the nerves of a passenger with a complicated relationship status. “Well I can tell you, the girls who make a shadow — if you follow them, they flee,” Moroder says. “If you flee, they follow you.”
The rest of the clip features the man, flowers in hand, arriving at the same hotel repeatedly and encountering a cavalcade of Sia lookalikes (the famously face-shrouding pop star does not appear). Though the shimmering, up-tempo “Déjà Vu” provides a perfect soundtrack for the scintillating rendezvous, the man is soon forced to heed Moroder’s advice when the flock of Sias chase him out of the hotel.
Moroder’s Déjà Vu features a number of high-profile guests, including Kylie Minogue — who appears on the previously released “Right Here, Right Now” — Kelis and Charli XCX. Most notably, the album boasts Britney Spears singing a cover of Suzanne Vega’s classic, “Tom’s Diner.”
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Déjà Vu, which arrives June 12th, marks Moroder’s first album in 30 years, a comeback inspired by the work he did with Daft Punk on their 2013 LP, Random Access Memories. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Moroder spoke about the ease and efficiency of making an album in pop’s current collaborative landscape.
“It takes a lot of pressure off,” Moroder said, “With Sia, I just gave her the tracks, which had a certain melody on it, and two-to-three weeks later she sent me the tapes with background vocals, mixed, and it’s not bad actually. It’s partially my melody, partially hers. It’s really fantastic.”