Danger Mouse, Radiohead, & DJ Khaled Have Wild Thoughts In Top Music Videos Of The Week - June 23
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:38:24
It was one of those weeks in music where visuals not only lived up to the sounds they were made for, but also increased each song's depth. The music videos released this week came in from across a variety of genres and locations, but quality could be found throughout each offering, as well as supreme attention to detail.
Danger Mouse stepped right into the movies with co-stars Run the Jewels and Big Boi on his track "Chase Me" from the upcoming flick "Baby Driver". SZA took to the streets of New York City and brought audiences to her favorite spots, adding emotion to each moment of the already strong track.
Radiohead dug into the depths of paranoia, while 2 Chainz brought new thoughts to the catwalk. Meanwhile, DJ Khaled and Rihanna reminded us all what we should be grateful for. So without further ado, here our favorite music videos of the week:
Danger Mouse — "Chase Me" [ft. Run the Jewels and Big Boi]
Edgar Wright's new flick "Baby Driver" is out next week, and we couldn't imagine anything could get us more hyped up about the film. That was until Danger Mouse dropped "Chase Me" and its corresponding music video. Featuring Run the Jewels and Big Boi seamlessly dropped into the movie, the clip takes viewers inside the Baby Driver world pushing things into overdrive from the very start. The momentum builds from frame to frame as lyrics and sound rain down turning one of summer's most highly anticipated releases into one of the season's hottest tracks.
Radiohead — "Man Of War"
This weekend Radiohead will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their rain-soaked Glastonbury set with another headlining performance at arguably the world's most intriguing music festival. The band has also reissued OK Computer adding some familiar B-sides and a few previously unheard recordings. One of those unreleased tracks is "Man of War", which has also received a new music video. The clip follows a man reaching the heights of paranoia as he is stalked through night and day.
SZA — "Drew Barrymore"
Solana Imani Rowe, aka SZA, just dropped her debuted studio album Ctrl a couple of weeks ago to universal acclaim from critics. The album's first single, "Drew Barrymore", was released all the way back in January and was obviously top quality, so it's amazing that it has taken this long for a video to be released. However, the wait is well worth it. Whether you are a lover of New York City or just SZA, the clip's heavy colors and shaded spaces add weight to its wintery setting, yet a buoyancy and an unbreakable spirit can be felt throughout, lifting the video to a unexplored heights.
DJ Khaled — "Wild Thoughts" [ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller] — NSFW
Grateful and its star-studded lineup have finally arrived. DJ Khaled's follow up to last year's Major Key is somehow stocked with more cameos than that album — or the GRAMMYs for that matter. The LP is a showing of who's who in the record industry and has already produced multiple contenders for song of the summer — we are pushing for "I'm the One" if you're wondering. However, when it comes to music videos, is there anyone with screen presence that compares to Rihanna? Seriously though, just try and look away, no matter how colorful and amazing everything around it is, there is little doubt that all eyes are on the Caribbean Queen, and for good reason.
2 Chainz — "Blue Cheese" [ft. Migos]
2 Chainz just dropped Pretty Girls Like Trap Music last week, and he already seems to be taking a victory lap via his video for "Blue Cheese" featuring none other than 2017's goto super collaborators Migos. It one of two clips the superstar rapper unveiled this week, he also unveiled "Sleep When U Die", which features the rapper on a private jet and kicking it in Dubai. "Blue Cheese" is decidedly the opposite, finding Mr. Chainz and Migos on a cross-shaped catwalk in front of a housing complex. They are rolling blunts and surrounded my runway models, so it doesn't really seem to matter where Chainz goes, he brings the party with him.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff