Obscure in the English-speaking world, Brigitte Fontaine is well-known in Europe as a futuristic musician. A bit cryptic, a bit creepy, she tells strange, dramatic stories.
This video and song is about a woman who wanders into her bathroom, only to find an elephant who demands nougat. Unwilling to give the elephant nougat, she seeks out help from her friends – but to no avail.
This video is probably one of my favorite music videos of all time. Daydream-y, trippy, and just a little awkward.
(Lyric translation posted as a comment. In translating, I learned to say, “stammer.”)