Foo Fighters, Mike WiLL Made-It, Prophets Of Rage Run Top Music Videos Of The Week - June 2
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:42:25
Over the past seven days, much of the music community has come together to support fans and one another, whether through new concerts, social aid, or releasing music. A number of artists released new visual elements as well. Some clips reminded us to stay keenly aware of what's going on in the world, others helped us to remember that sometimes we just need a friend, while others just helped us escape. Rap, EDM, rock, whatever is your cup of tea, there was a new music video out this week made for your viewing pleasure.
The NBA Finals have just begun, and even though the Houston Rockets didn't make it that far, it didn't stop Travis Scott from putting the league and the world on notice that he and James Harden will back later this year. Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan, meanwhile, lent each other helping hands.
Foo Fighters made what will surely go down as one of their classic music videos. Prophets of Rage joined up with Michael Moore. And that was only the beginning for a week filled with stunning new visuals.
Here are our favorites:
Mike WiLL Made-It — "Perfect Pint" [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, & Rae Sremmurd]
Last year, Mike WiLL Made-It dropped his first official studio album, Ransom 2. It featured a plethora of contributors across 17 tracks, including the gem "Perfect Pint". Now the track, which features Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, & Rae Sremmurd, has finally received a video. On a desert highway surrounded by lightning, tornadoes, giant pills, flying turtles, and much more, Mike and collaborators bring excess to SciFi levels. If you like the classic theme from rap clips of years past, but want to see what that could look like pushed into an insane future, then this is the video for you.
Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan — "There For You"
"There For You" received its world premiere at Coachella when Troye Sivan joined Martin Garrix during his set to sign the song. Now the collaboration is finally out with a video to boot. The clip features the pair of 21 year olds in San Francisco, California. It's a song about friendship and the difficulty of facing every day alone. As Sivan posted on Twitter after the song's debut, "I love you guys and can't wait for you to have this song in ur phones." Judging by the over 12 million Spotify streams it has already received, we are certain it has.
Foo Fighters — "Run"
We already knew that the Foo Fighters had a sense of humor, and their ability to laugh at themselves has always been appreciated. In their new video for "Run", the band rock a retirement home. Dressed up as old men, the band wreak havoc across the home, stealing a car, starting a fight, and taking part in a dance routine. There is still no word on their follow-up to 2014's Sonic Highway, but it seems like the band are ready to ‘let slip the dogs of war.'
Prophets of Rage — "Unf*** the World"
Who better to work with Prophets of Rage on a music video than Michael Moore? The director took the helm for their new clip for "Unf*** the World", and opened up on his thoughts about the project in a press release: "I am thrilled to once again be working with my old friends and comrades in the struggle for a just world. Prophets Of Rage is the right band, saying the right s***, at this very critical moment. This music video is our collective battle cry against those who seek to harm the innocent and the powerless. I am proud to have directed this video and I ask all who see it do their part to unf*** this world. ALL HANDS ON DECK!"
The band's debut album is out September 15th.
Travis Scott — "Way Back" [ft. James Harden]
There has been a decisive lack of basketball in hip hop of recent, so we couldn't be more glad to see James Harden knocking down shots in Travis Scott's "Way Back" video. The track can be found on Scott's 2016 release, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Just like with the Houston Rockets, The Beard is the star of the show here playing a one-on-one game with himself, but clearly he teams up well with his Hustle-Town brethren Scott. The rapper is currently working on his next album titled AstroWorld, though no due date has been set at this point.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff