Major Lazer, Rihanna and Calvin Harris, Danny Brown Shine In Top Music Videos Of The Week - June 11 - 17
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:14:22
The days are getting hotter and we are steadily moving into summer. The music videos released this week certainly reflect that sunny summer spirit as well. Red Hot Chili Peppers are definitely a band that reminds us of the season, and the Olivia WIlde-directed video for "Dark Necessities" features late night L.A. skateboarding and outdoor beer swigging - that's pretty much summer in a sentence. Speaking of skateboarding, Lil Wayne released the video for "Skate It Off." Meanwhile, Nick Jonas dropped the sweltering video for "Under You," which is a pretty on-the-nose name for what the video is about.
Rae Sremmurd is gearing up to release their sophomore LP, SremmLife 2, in August and this week released the video for the album's third single "Look Alive." DJ Shadow dropped a lyric video for "Nobody Speak" [ft. Run the Jewels]. We got another peek into Dawn Richards', aka D∆WN, trippy psychedelic world in "Not Above That." And that was only the beginning for a week filled with top-notch music videos from all over the music map.
Here are our favorites:
Back in 2011, Rihanna released "We Found Love," which she made along with Calvin Harris. It was played over and over again at every club from L.A. to Ibiza, and we would guess "This Is What You Came For" will do exactly the same thing.
Major Lazer - "Night Riders [ft. Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott]" - Directed by KILLDEATH
Hot cars, fire, attractive girls fighting in an alley for money, Travis Scott spitting rhymes, the video for "Night Riders" [ft. Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott] has it all. Now we just need to hear more about when Music Is The Weapon will be released.
Danny Brown - "When It Rain" - Directed by Mimi Cave
Danny Brown is back. The best thing about "When It Rain" is that it could not be from anyone else. Inverted colors, twerking, and 80s style are pulled together into one crazy, blast of a music video, and we are just thrilled that he's back on the scene.
Kero Kero Bonito - "Break"
Kero Kero Bonito's video for "Break" features vocalist Sarah Midori Perry sitting in a chair with a blue drink in different locales. It's laid back, just like the song, and it reminds us that sometimes there is nothing better than doing nothing.<
p>Tokimonsta - "Wound Up" [ft. a l l i e] - Directed by FVCKRENDER
FVCKRENDER's video for "Wound Up" [ft. a l l i e] is visually stunning. We'd go into more detail, but it wouldn't do it justice. Just watch.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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