"Houdini" is a song by American indie pop band Foster the People from their debut studio album Torches, originally from their EP Foster the People. The song is the fifth and final single of the album. It was written by Mark Foster, and it was produced by Rich Costey, and Mark Foster (co-producer). The song was first released as a promotional single exclusively in the United Kingdom on April 1, 2011, and then was released as the album's fifth single on May 15, 2012. A music video premiered on YouTube on April 25, 2012.
Music video Edit
The music video shows Foster the People preparing to shoot a music video a few days before their live show, only to be crushed and killed by fallen debris. The film crew panic as they try to find ways to make the band look realistic as they play, relying on people hiding in the background controlling their movement, and their faces being controlled by remote-controlled machinery. In the end, their concert is a success, and the robots are taken away and left lying on a sofa, while the film crew celebrate their success.