A brain bender that subverts all sorts of traditional music video set-ups, including an opening set-piece that reveals new details with every camera orbit, followed up by a decidedly odd bathroom scene and lots more.
Eilish casually struts down a desolate road with her usual assertive swagger, pulling a red Radio Flyer and two trash bags. Decked out in her trademark yellow, the young artist exudes a cool confidence, in perfect contrast to the steamy scenic desert backdrop.
Gina Gammell and Riley Keough — who you might know from her various acting stints, including a role at Justin Timberlake's video "TKO," or as Elvis Presley's granddaughter — co-direct this typically stoned and trippy day-in-the-life piece for Boogie.
I wouldn't exactly call this a "back to basics" video — since I think Lady Gaga's natural baseline is maximum theatricality, ideally in a meat dress — but "Perfect Illusion" is Gaga without artifice. Simple, handheld, mic-in-hands, hands on the steering wheel, jumping around with the fans out at an impromptu desert festival.