Ed Sheeran, Chromeo, & Harry Styles Deliver Taste In Top Music Videos Of The Week - November 10
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:05:41
Things are starting to get a tad bit chilly, but that didn't stop artists from turning out some of the most eye-catching music videos of the year so far. From the return of inspiring indie artists to actual rebels and pop's biggest acts, the clips this week are sure to be highlights of 2017.
Chromeo returned from their three year hiatus to deliver the kind of fun that the music world has been lacking in their absence. Rhye gave us some choreographed beauty to tide us over as we anxiously await their sophomore effort. Pussy Riot, meanwhile, gave us a look into a possibly unpleasant future.
Harry Styles continued to remind us why he was the one in One Direction. And Ed Sheeran showed us just how romantic he is. So without further ado, here are ARTISTdirect's top music videos of the week:
Chromeo — "Juice"
High heels, ATV's, and the return of one of electro-indie's most fun-loving duos — there is very little not to enjoy about Chromeo's "Juice". It's been three years since the band released new music, and it seems as if the time off was well spent. The new track finds the Canadians sounding more inspired that they have in a long time, and, most importantly, they are clearly enjoying themselves.
Rhye — "Taste"
We've been digging our nails into our desk for awhile now, just waiting to hear a whisper about Rhye's sophomore release. Now, word has finally hit the streets and we don't know if we should blast it from bluetooth speakers connected to our iPhones while strutting through Prospect Park, or hole up inside and keep our precious to ourselves. Thankfully, the Danish duo has delivered a video that reminds us that dancing is the only correct answer… alone, together, wherever, whenever, Rhye is tasteful and the story is beauty.
Pussy Riot — "Police State"
Honestly, these Russian rebels could roll garbage in glitter and most music writers would still reflect on its sheen — Putin would, also, or at least he probably would. He most certainly has created a secret task force to investigate how much damage the new music has done to his image. Luckily, Pussy Riot continues to deliver straightforward commentary via songs, videos, and continuous protest, vigilance that is actually worth writing about. They have a play opening up in London and are heading out on tour for the first time, and this week teamed up with Chloë Sevigny to deliver another view into what could be a not so happy, not so distant, future. Or was that the present?
Harry Styles — "Kiwi"
Harry Styles may have been the second former One Direction member to release a solo album, but he's first in our hearts — at least until you get to our next review. All jokes aside, Styles continues to impress despite everyone's best efforts to throw post-boyband shade his way. He is a gifted vocalist and all-around talent, and "Kiwi" has us thinking he could be our next George Michael, even if we are still holding on to hope for the next Robbie.
Ed Sheeran — "Perfect"
Those who still doubt that the ginger-haired balladeer is anything but a romantic at heart, would do best to tune into his new video for "Perfect". Jason Koenig directed the clip, which is set in a snowy Austrian ski resort where Sheeran vacations with his love interest, actress Zoey Deutch. For fans of Sheeran, it's another reminder of his heart-sleeved honesty given the visual treatment and formed into a heart-shaped chocolate-lover's delight.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff