The Kills, Classixx, Mitski Lead Top Music Videos Of The Week - May 21-27
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:04:16
What a week for music videos. Adele premiered her newest, "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)," at the Billboard Music Awards - she also took home the award for Top Female Artist. Alicia Keys debuted the video for "In Common," her first single in four years. Ariana Grande continued to look like the foxy, Dangerous Woman she is in her video for "Into You." And Chance the Rapper spent some good times with 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne in the video for "No Problem." Needless to say, the big names in music were out in full force.
Meanwhile, the indie scene kept churning out videos as well. Ty Segall released "Candy Sam," which - as par for the course - may be one of the weirdest visual experiences presented this week. Braids released their fourth ever music video for "Companion." And that was only the begging for a week filled with delicious eye candy.
Here are our favorites:
The Kills - "Siberian Nights" - Directed by Giovanni Ribisi
Directed by Giovanni Ribisi, The Kills video for "Siberian Nights" features wolves, horses, and humans clad in animal pelts. It's high-intensity for sure. It's also worthwhile to note that the song is about Vladimir Putin, but you'll have to stay tuned till next week to hear the full explanation in our upcoming interview with The Kills.
Mitski - "Happy" - Directed by Maegan Houang
It's always funny when you read a song title and it says "Happy," and then the video is dark and disturbing. But that's Mitski's thing, she shows you one hand and plays another. The Maegan Houang-directed video is a pleasure to watch, especially if you're a horror fan.
Quilt - "Padova" - Directed by Christopher Good
Quilt's video for "Padova" is as surreal, edenic scene with Gracian goods and the whole shebang. It's a beautiful utopia that no one would mind spending time in.
Whitney - "No Matter Where We Go" - Directed by Alan Del Rio Oritz
The sweet, sunshine feels of "No Matter Where We Go" are almost Beach Boys-esque. Companionship can be a wonderful thing, and the Alan Del Rio Ortiz-directed video brings that beauty into frame.
Classixx - "Whatever I Want" [ft. T-Pain] - Directed by Daniel Pappas
GoPro sponsored the music video for Classixx's newest track, "Whatever I want" [ft. T-Pain]. And that's pretty cool in our book. It's nice to see things from the head of those involved, and GoPro does an excellent job of bringing viewers into the world of Boyle Heights.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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