If the song reminds you of Michael Jackson, then maybe the video will strike a "Smooth Criminal" chord, but only if you amp up the madness, the violence, the sex and the style. "In The Night" is a complex and nightmarish blast from the brains of BRTHR that's an homage to the past, but a decided step forward into the future.
Art, sex, guns, drugs, death and total destruction. Welcome back to the world of BRTHR, which directed this Dazed Visionaries short film —essentially a music video for the band GEMS — starring the ATL Twins as pair of gangsters.
You can always pretend you're under the sea, even if you're in a sunny landlocked front lawn, or in the gloomy Atlantis Club. So it goes in BRTHR's thematically tight, yet nicely woozy video for The Drums.
The rule of Chekhov's Gun says if we see a gun in the first act, we better see it get used in the third. It doesn't typically apply to music videos, for lots of reasons, but most depressingly because so much imagery in our field is nothing more than simplistic posturing. Directing team BRTHR know better, and although we never see the gun go off or the knife go stab, it's very clear that they have an awful payoff planned for this twisted love story.
Believe it or not, this Ms Mr video is one of the least weird things you'd encounter on Brooklyn's public access network, BCAT. That said, this latest visual treat directed by BRTHR is still abundantly strange. Ms Mr gives a retro-styled performance as a young viewer gets increasingly hypnotized and subsumed by what he sees on-screen, until he essentially becomes one with the TV.