DAWN, Iggy Pop, Glass Animals Shine In Top Music Videos Of The Week June 4-10
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:56:05
It was a big week for music videos. Some of the biggest acts on the planet released videos. Justin Timberlake released what is pretty much a four-minute Tinder video, full of exotic locales, a shirtless Bieber, and, of course, a few of his performances. Selena Gomez's "Kill Em With Kindness" is shot in black and white, and certainly shows off Gomez's seductive side, but it remains classy.
Vic Mensa continued the outstanding output of music from Chicago's Save Money collective, which also features Joey Purp (featured last week in Albums of the Week) and of course this year's supernova Chance the Rapper. This week, Vic Mensa debuted the video for "There's A Lot Going On."
English rockers Eagulls released their video for "Velvet," off their sophomore record Ullages. John Doe, cofounder of Los Angeles punk band X, released his 12th solo record at the end of April, and this week he released the video for "A Little Help" [ft. Chan Marshall]. And that was only the beginning for a week filled with eye candy from all over the music map.
Here are our favorites:
D∆WN - "Wake Up"
Intense dance moves, car-top chilling, and colorful smoke fill the video for DAWN's "Wake Up." However, DAWN's costumes take center stage - no wonder it's called a "Fashion Film."
MØ - "Final Song" - Directed by Mister Whitmore
Danish singer-songwriter MØ finds herself amongst red rocks with snowy mountain peaks in the distance. She levitates as the camera spins in slow-motion around her. The setting couldn't be more beautiful, and director Mister Whitmore takes full advantage.
Glass Animals - "Life Itself" - Directed by Neil Krug
English indie rockers Glass Animals continue to hit their stride with their video for "Life Itself." There new album How To Be A Human is due out later this summer, and the video for "Life Itself" is vivid, featuring a retro diner and motel, before scenes of running through a desert.
Iggy Pop - "American Valhalla" - Directed by Jamie-James Medina
There's a video within this video and a middleweight championship boxing match juxtaposed against Pop performing "American Valhalla." The imagery provides a variety of different feelings about how Iggy must be feeling after seeing so much over the course of his life.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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