This is probably the best music video of the year. Minimalist and stark, yet epic and thunderous. Medieval and modern all at once. It is gorgeous and conceptually solid; a perfectly executed strand of moving images set to a haunting track.

This is the video for Iron by talented polymath, director and musician, Woodkid (Yoann Lemoine from France). Lemoine is going to be around for a long time, get used to his presence.

Woodkid will be performing live at the Highline Ballroom in New York on October 15, 2011, get your tickets.

Check out some of the behind-the-scenes photos of the shooting of Iron here.