January 14, 2015 at 06:58 PM EST

Tuscon, Arizona duo Head Over Heart claim that they aren’t “trying to make something weird or different for the sake of being weird or different,” but with the video for their new single “No Sleep” they’ve succeeded nonetheless. The clip’s contrasts the song’s New Wave-inspired electro sound and anxious energy with an even more retro look based around an archaic educational technology and a creepily voyeuristic theme.

Director Alex Italics says, “I was immediately struck by the beautiful nervous paranoia of the lyrics, which lent themselves very well to a trip to a psychoanalyst’s couch. To compliment the band’s unique modern take on vintage synth pop, I chose to resurrect and repurpose the long-forgotten educational filmstrip, an archaic blip in technological history that went the way of the dodo as soon as VCRs became economically feasible for public schools in the 1980s.” The end result should leave you intriguingly unsettled.

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