Director Diane Martel conjures up a very '80s, yet very contemporary video for The 1975 that's so ridiculous you might wonder if it's a joke. Fear not, fans: It is.
Singer Matt Healey released a statement with the video release saying, "With 'Love Me' we wanted to capture the neon-hued enthralling acquisition of success and excess, the screaming momentum, the sexy daze. Everything is REDICULOUS! But, is it? The only art worth any investment is art that makes one feel personally addressed. A simple truth, or set of truths, that galvanises an awareness and passion within an individual and in doing so immerses the individual into a sense of shared experience and community founded upon that same personal connection or experience. Too many artists care what others think. We are for the ‘community’! A non-linear observation on everything that has been and what will become. A lack of understanding of the world we are living in. The post-ironic notion of the modern world. Selfie mythologizing. Creating how we consume. Fragments of culture. Not settling for what you’re given. WE’VE JUST COME TO REPRESENT A DECLINE IN THE STANDARDS OF WHAT WE ACCEPT."
And then, he jumped back in the hot tub with his champagne.
If you're more of a bloody valentine kind of person, this new Lil Wayne romp into horror-erotic should get warm your heart. Director Hannah Lux Davis starts with a flooded bathroom but then gets progressively freakier, unveiling a steady stream of twisted s&m styles and props before climaxing with a bathtub of blood.