Peter, Bjorn & John's 'What You Talking About?' Plays with Emojis

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 20, 2016
References: peterbjornandjohn & dezeen
The imagery in the newest music video from Peter, Bjorn & John titled 'What You Talking About?' will be very familiar to avid Snapchat users.

The video uses emojis and other elements of Snapchat to explore the relationship between a boss and an employee across multiple social networks. Other smartphone and social media elements are integrated into the music video with notification banners, tags hearts that appear from likes. The end of the video progresses into a series of glitches and ultimately concludes with an image that reminds users of a phone being powered down.

Most interestingly, to give the music video a "college feel," What You Talking About? was shot on formats like digital cameras and 16mm Kodak film and most of the post-production was completed on laptops and iPhones.