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Passion Pit’s new video for Little Secrets goes hyper-literal on the chorus (“higher and higher and higher…”), taking us on a blissed-out trip through outer space.

This is also a good reminder to re-watch the video’s obvious reference point – Keir Dullea in the classic Star Gate sequence from 2001: A Space Odyssey, which special effects are created through an expensive and time-intensive process called slit-scan photography.

Here’s something to try – start the 2001 clip and leave the sound up as you watch the video for Little Secrets. The sound effects used in the film (no music, really, just…I guess, space-type sounds?) add a certain cold edge to the ordinarily bright-and-cheery track. And the colors…oh, god, the colors.

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