A family of Inuit people hold a circular walrus skin with a boy nestled in its center. They jostle him, and bounce him. The Boy floats up and down on this manpowered trampoline. He's jubilant, and rises to increasingly unnatural heights, but he is soon petrified by his cascading skyward ascents. He pleads with his family to stop, and is confused by their refusal to do so. They smile, coax, and encourage his flight. He grazes the roof of the sky, time slows, and the air and wind become a hallucinatory presence appearing like waves in water. With one final powerful bounce he careens through the stratosphere, and into outer space.
The Boy swims through the ether holding his breath, quickly spotting a tiny floating figure in the distance. It's a lifeless extraterrestrial form drifting amongst space debris. The Boy retrieves the E.T., and swims back into the atmosphere. The two plummet downwards towards the earth from a massive elevation. His family looks to the sky expectantly.
When the Boy and the Alien reach the surface of Earth they miss the walrus skin and explode into the adjacent arctic waters. They float below in the cold depths frozen to one another. Out of the dark waters ominous hands suddenly glide towards them. The Family has formed a "human-chain-ladder" cascading downwards into the deeps. They pull the Boy and the Alien up the ladder and back on to land.
The alien breaks apart from the boy, and in the frigid air his eyes slide open. The family reemerges from the ocean water one by one. The Boy locks eyes with his space friend, and the Boy's eyes begin to transform; they transfigure into a larger “E.T.esque” shape with huge pupils, matching that of the alien's. This transformation flows like a wave over the entire family, moving from one face to the next, and equally paired with expressions of bliss.
We resolve the music video with an extreme long shot of an epic arctic landscape. The Inuit family, the Boy, and the Alien hold hands in a circular formation. They float above massive icebergs and move into the distance as patterns of wind and air swirl around them.