"Drone Bomb Me" might seem ripe for an overly political video, but artistic director Riccardo Tisci and director Nabil go for something totally different, enlisting supermodel Naomi Campbell for a devastatingly simple performance.
Come along on a misty mountain hop (see what I did there?) with Lana Del Rey and guest Father John Misty. It's a bit long (11 minutes) and trippy (acid), but the ending water ballet sequence washes away any fears that FJM is gonna go full Manson (Charles) in this Topanga vision quest.
Imagine our national anthem was Bastille's new single "Oblivion" and you were tasked with singing it prior to a demolition derby. Tough gig, right? Well, not if you're Sophie Turner, who has been through way more precarious situations as Sansa Stark on Game Of Thrones.
The new Justin Timberlake music video isn't really a music video. And it isn't quite a documentary as much as it's the start of a social stunt with a real world component.
The story starts on January 12 when a mystery couple got engaged on the Long Island Railroad with a Justin Timberlake song as the soundtrack (played on a Beats Pill, of course). And now the search is on for this couple, with a hashtag — #haveyouseenthiscouple — posters, appearances and this video, which also features lots of interviews with families and couples about the mysterious ways of love. Know the couple? You email firstname.lastname@example.org, or even call a tipline.
Is this couple truly out there? Is it all just a stunt? Do they exist? Am I cynic? Does it matter?
We glide forward with the momentum of "Seven Nation Army" along a "Lost Highway," but with a noir vibe all its own and a centerpiece that makes clear that neither Cults member will be able to get back where they began.
Ballerinas get lassoed back to shore and business men get lost in a storm of papers as Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jolett sinks into the cold, cold sea. In a way the video is reminiscent of "Losing My Religion," both in terms of the vibe and in surreally hooking into the emotions of what should be an anthemic smash.