Google Glass might be cool, but does it look cool? It does when being worn and operated by FKA twigs, who uses this branded short film to show how the wearable device can help her go through dance references, inspirations and other artful endeavors.
Here's a way to make the most out of one location, but keep in mind it involves some of the most thrilling and impossible camera moves you've ever seen as we see whether this will be the song to save Labrinth's life.
The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye is a stranger in a strange land for this beautiful, yet gloomy NABIL video. A foreign language talk show appearance that feels more like a clinical examination than something meant to attract viewers. The ghost of a lover watching at home. Not even the topless strippers can cheer him up, which isn't a surprise since they look dead-eyed and clearly under duress.
It's the kind of video that makes you wonder what Prince coulda done if he had been peaking in the NSFW age. And yes, it's NSFW, unless you work on a European beach
It starts as an amazing connect the dots performance — which would have been a great video conceit by itself — but then Foals and their surrounding world get mapped-in and we see how everything is truly conencted.
Kelly Clarkson heads in a new, more graphic direction with the help of young Danish director Nadia Marquard Otzen. The look is lush and minimalist at the same time, putting the artist's performance front and center in a dreamy world of ripples and reflections. Also; a big month for smoke. --> watch "Catch My Breath"
You know something awful is going to happen in this video from almost the first second. Willem DaFoe in the main role only intensifies that feeling, poked along by a perfectly relaxed, yet highly suspenseful flow that matches each ebb and rise of the operatic song. About midway through it takes a turn toward something horrifying, making it extremely NSFW unless you really hate your boss. --> watch "Cut The World"
A man burying a dog. A young pickpocket making his profitable way thrugh a crowded market. Little narrative snippets, all shot on location in Mexico City, like that make up the video for "The Bad In Each Other," each one presented not as a puzzle to be figured out, but as a potential trigger for the viewer to get emotionally engaged. As Feist described it (in snippets) on Twitter:
Santogold doesn't need John Witherspoon to teach her that sometimes in style, you've got to coordinate. She also knows that everything is better when pushed to the extreme, so this video finds the eclectic pop/rock/dub/electro/whatever artist making sure her outfits perfectly match and blend into the backgrounds.