EL VY, Massive Attack, Anderson Paak Impress In Top Music Videos Of The Week - August 6-12
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:16:09
Music videos on videos on videos, it seems like everyone wanted to put out a visual product this week. Jason Derulo got in the summertime spirit in "Kiss the Sky". Norah Jones announced she will be coming out with a new a new record in October and unveiled the video for its first single, "Carry On". Usher can certainly still dance, not that we ever doubted it, and he shows off his skills in "No Limit" [ft. Young Thug].
The indie darlings weren't going to let the pop stars hog all the spotlight. Belle and Sebastian delivered the timely "Olympic Village, 6am". Unknown Mortal Orchestra put out "Shakedown Street". Tegan and Sara unveiled "Hang On to the Night".
Two songs that recently appeared on our Top Songs of the Week lists had videos released in the last few days, Dinosaur Jr.'s "Goin Down" and ROSTAM + Hamilton Leithauser's "A 1000 Times".
A couple months back we caught up with NYC's rising stars Sunflower Bean, and this week they released the video for "Carry On". And more recently we spoke with Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro who unveiled the video for "Flammable". And that was only the beginning for a week filled with stunning new videos.
Here are our favorites:
Massive Attack - "The Spoils" [ft Hope Sandoval] - John Hillcoat
The videos released by Massive Attack this year have been star-studded to say the least. "The Spoils" is a study of Cate Blanchett's face, and watching it decompose is unnerving, but surprisingly beautiful.
EL VY - Careless - Directed by Tom Berninger
It's a perfect score. All three of the Tom Berninger-directed EL VY videos have been included on this list at some point. Clearly there must be a reason for it, so just watch.
Nice as F*** - Guns - Directed by Luke Rathborne
Jenny Lewis, Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster, and the Like's Tennessee Thomas make up Nice as F***. Their anti-gun track "Guns" got a video this week, and it's glowing and retro. It seems as if it's straight out of a 60s protest.
Anderson Paak - "The Season / Carry Me", "The Waters" - Directed by Anderson Paak and Chris Le
We're still listening to Anderson Paak's Malibu, and that came out back in January. Two of our favorite tracks got a music video this week, and the theatrical styling of "The Season / Carry Me", "The Waters"" fits seamlessly with Paak's style. It seems like the stage is where he was always meant to be.
Hazel English - "Never Going Home" - Directed by Sam Hayes
Here's what Hazel English had to say about the video via Stereogum, "Since "Never Going Home" was written about my move to San Francisco, we filmed it in some of my favourite spots in the Bay Area. It was filmed by Monty Thomas and directed by Sam Hayes who are both extremely talented and just genuinely great guys, we had a lot of fun with it.
Some of my favourite shots on the beach actually came about almost by accident; the sun was setting and we were losing light fast, the fog rolled in and we thought the footage would be terrible but we just went with it anyway.
This video is very personal to me because it captures a very momentous time, a turning point in my life. I wanted to make it feel intimate, almost like a home video at times, that's why we spliced VHS shots in there."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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