Katy Perry, Foo Fighters, & The Killers Score Top Music Videos Of The Week - August 25
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:04:06
The eclipse may have overshadowed other headlines this week, but the rare solar event didn't prevent artists from putting out some of the biggest music videos of the year. In fact, some of the most popular artists in the world unveiled new clips.
Katy Perry unveiled the star studded and comedic video for "Swish Swish". The Killers debuted a mysterious new clip. Foo Fighters took a look into the stars. Wyclef Jean got the band back together, and King Krule got philosophical.
As we were saying, it really was a huge week for music clips. So without further ado, here are ARTISTdirect's top music videos of the week.
The Killers — "Run for Cover"
The Killers are set to unveil their fifth studio album, Wonderful Wonderful, in September. Back in June we got our first taste of the record via "The Man", which came with a sparkling clip inspired by the band's hometown Las Vegas, Nevada. This week the band unveiled the second video from the forthcoming LP. "Run for Cover" features everything you are looking for in a music video: a beautiful home, a rundown motel, a gorgeous model, fire, and mystery. Complete with a burning automobile and a run through the rain, this is the kind of footage we don't often get from rock and roll any more.
Foo Fighters — "The Sky Is a Neighborhood"
Dave Grohl directed the video for "The Sky Is a Neighborhood", the second single from the band's upcoming record, Concrete and Gold. He recently opened up about the song in an interview with Rolling Stone, telling the outlet, "I was laying down in the grass, looking up at the night sky in Hawaii, and I was reminded of this Neil DeGrasse Tyson video that I had watched called, "The Most Astounding Fact." And I've always been a sky-watcher since I was a kid. I've always just stared at the sky and waited for a sign. And so I wrote the song 'The Sky is a Neighborhood' based on that."
King Krule — "Czech One"
Archy Marshall hasn't released new music under his King Krule moniker in four years (in 2015, he did drop new music, but it was under his given name). The video seems influenced by 1980s French cinema, ill-fitting brown suits and psychological cracks absorb the screen. The scenes could be out of a Leos Carax drama and finds the now 23-year-old debating far more mature subject matter than on his 2013 release. "Czech One" indicates good things to come from the English musician.
Wyclef Jean — "What Happened to Love" [ft. Lunch Money Lewis and The Knocks]
Wyclef Jean is set to release his eighth solo studio album The Carnival Vol. III: The Fall & Rise of a Refugee in less than a month. This week he delivered the first visuals for the record via "What Happened to Love". The track features Lunch Money Lewis and The Knocks, and the clip finds Wyclef "bringing the band back together". Turns out the band is made out of a variety of versions of himself. It's a celebratory clip that will help make sure your summer goes out with a bang.
Katy Perry — "Swish Swish" [ft. Nicki Minaj]
Katy Perry's video for "Swish Swish" is a star studded affair featuring the likes of Rob Gronkowski, Karl-Anthony Towns, Bill Walton, Terry Crews, Molly Shannon, Nicki Minaj, and of course Perry herself. It's a wild, whacky basketball affair that is sure to grab attention from all over. The premise is somewhere between Dodgeball and Space Jam, and the results, well, you can make up your own mind.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff