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  • Angel Olsen, Ed Sheeran & Father John Misty Lead Top Music Videos Of The Week - January 27

    Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:42:57

    Angel Olsen, Ed Sheeran & Father John Misty Lead Top Music Videos Of The Week - January 27 -

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    It has been undeniably the biggest week for new music videos of 2017 so far. Many of the biggest artists around announced forthcoming releases, and with them came some stunning visuals. Father John Misty unveiled his next album is titled Pure Comedy, due out April 7th via Sub Pop, and its title track complete with a haunting music video filled with hellish drawings, seemingly inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, and real footage. Sylvan Esso dropped the stark and yet energy-filled video for "Kick Jump Twist".

    It's no doubt that Ed Sheeran's new album ÷, due out March 3rd, will be one of the biggest records of 2017, and this week he unveiled the coming-of-age video for "Castle on the Hill". Angel Olsen, meanwhile, released the grey and brooding video for "Pops". And that was only the beginning for a week filled with stunning music videos.

    Here are our favorites:


    Father John Misty — "Pure Comedy"

    Joshua Tillman, aka Father John Misty, has already written an 1850-word explanation of his upcoming album, Pure Comedy. There is also a 25-minute video he co-directed accompanying the announcement. The six minute video for the record's title track paints a bleak picture of the future with hellish figures committing some seriously dark actions. It's not for anyone who is looking to be put in a good mood, but for those looking for a little bit more worry in their lives, it's perfect.


    Sylvan Esso — "Kick Jump Twist"

    Mimi Cave directed the video for "Kick Jump Twist" featuring dance Gary Reagan, this is what she had to say about it, "We shot the video two days after the election, and we were all very much having our own processes with what had happened. Everything was so fresh that the crew's moods were generally a mix of deer-in-headlights, sadness and anger. At the same time, we couldn't help but feel a visceral excitement and connection to seeing Gary dance his heart out all day. It was like he was channeling all our chaotic energy into every take."


    Ed Sheeran — "Castle On The Hill"

    Ed Sheeran managed to find his teenage doppelganger and used him to look back on his youth in Suffolk, England. The video cuts back in forth between the young and current Sheeran creating a visual that is both longing and yet hopeful.


    Angel Olsen — "Pops"

    Angel Olsen drives through the fog, plays piano in a dark home, and broods harder than Ryan Atwood in The OC in the video for "Pops". The beautiful thing about her most recent record,>, was it's ability to move across the entire pop landscape from fast to slow, stern to laughing. Co-directed by Olsen, "Pops" is the perfect foil for the hilarious "Shut Up Kiss Me" video.


    Young Thug — "Guwop"

    Young Thug is quickly becoming one of the most talked about individuals when it comes to his music video output. Just last week he released the stunning music video for "Wyclef Jean". This set of visual features footage of Young Thug performing in concert and taking part in a dice game backstage with Migos' Quavo and Offset. Meek Mill, Trey Songz, and Desiigner also make cameos throughout.

    Get Father John Misty music on iTunes
    Get Sylvan Esso music on iTunes
    Get Ed Sheeran music on iTunes
    Get Angel Olsen music on iTunes
    Get Young Thug music on iTunes

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.27.17



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