On a gloomy New York morning, this new effort from Mother for IKEA adds a little pep to our step. The spot, dubbed “Playin’ With My Friends,” kicks off what is being touted as a new brand strategy in the U.K. and Ireland for home furnishing chain, IKEA. In the clip above, a young girl plays dinner party host to a variety of oversized characters including a robot, action figure and what appears to be Godzilla.
While visually appealing, the spot is helped aplenty by the grooving tune, which sounds a hell of a lot like Gorillaz (Update: It’s actually a re-recording of the BB King/Robert Cray song of the same name). While the scenario being played out is all in the girl’s head, the parties involved say that on a larger scale, it’s meant to help convey IKEA’s new, aforementioned strategy: Create campaigns focused on activities and needs in the home rather than just rooms in it. Whatever you take away from it is up to you, but we have to say we’re not frowning half as much. Credits after the jump.