The Killers Make A Statement Without Lip-Syncing A Word

noah | July 15, 2009 10:00 am

The Killers’ new video for “Goodnight, Travel Well” was produced in conjunction with UNICEF and MTV EXIT in order to raise awareness of human trafficking and sex slavery around the world. The clip starts off seeming like it’s portraying two young lovers meeting in a splashy hotel, then pulls back the curtain further and further to reveal the squalid, horrific conditions that brought one-half of the couple to the rendezvous point. Clip after the jump.

Brandon Flowers and Co. are the second band to participate in this project, which hopes to raise awareness of the 2-4 million people trafficked around the globe every year (there’s more data here). Radiohead’s clip for “All I Need,” released last year, was the first fruit of the partnership between MTV and UNICEF.UNICEF and The Killers: Goodnight, Travel Well [YouTube]Music video by The Killers raises awareness about trafficking and sexual exploitation [UNICEF]