Chance The Rapper, Dirty Projectors & Depeche Mode Lead Top Music Videos Of The Week - February 10
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:52:53
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Another week of 2017 has gone by, and a new crop of music videos have popped up. Once again it was a strong week with offerings from all over the music map taking over our screens. The new Dirty Projectors album is just around the corner, and this week the electronic pop group unveiled the video for "Cool Your Heart", which features Dawn Richard. It's been months since Chance the Rapper dropped Coloring Book, and this week we finally got to see the stunning visuals for album-favorite "Same Drugs".
Wale celebrated Punxsutawney Phils big day by dropping an eight-minute apparent response to J. Cole's "False Prophets". Depeche Mode, meanwhile, through their hats in the ring as dissenters of the current right wing political flex. The band dropped a dystopian style video for "Where's the Revolution?". And that was only the beginning for a week filled with stunning eye candy.
Here are our favorites:
Dirty Projectors — "Cool Your Heart" [ft. Dawn Richard]
Dawn Richard is coming of a spectacular 2016, which saw the release of both an EP, Infrared, and an LP, Redemption, and what better way to follow it up than teaming up with indie electro pop darlings the Dirty Projectors. The video finds David Longstreth and Richards walking into the dark away from headlights in the background. The twosome may not be where they want to be, but judging by the sounds and images, they are right where they need to be.
Chance the Rapper — "Same Drugs"
If you weren't aware, Chance is a big fan of muppets — they were incorporated in his Magnificent Coloring Day performance. "Same Drugs" just adds more proof to the muppet-loving pudding, and if you think it might take away from the highly emotional track, just remember, a little bit of levity is always appreciated in heavier times.
Wale — "Groundhog Day"
Wale's "Groundhog Day" video opens with a series of media clips that address some of the rapper's past issues. Then he appears on Hollywood Boulevard where he appears with fans and take photos with fans before rapping from atop a double decker bus. Just after the three minute mark, a black screen appears with the word "Listen", and Wale drops some of the most solid rhymes of his career over colorful, static imagery.
Depeche Mode — "Where's the Revolution"
In the bleak, black and white video for Depeche Mode's "Where's the Revolution", from their upcoming studio album, Spirit, singer Dave Gahan stands tall in a wooden box commanding a gray army of dancers, in what seems to be a military square. The Anton Corbijn-directed video is perfect for the tracks' lyrics about oppression and lies, and couldn't project a bleak dim future any better.
Paul White — "Accelerator" [ft. Danny Brown]
A large bandaged man has lost his mind — quite literally — and he chases it through the streets. That pretty much sums up the video for Paul White's new song "Accelerator" featuring Danny Brown, and it's really just a blast of a just over three minute chase scene.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff