There is still time in space, and the gravity of political unrest still weighs heavy, as A Tribe Called Quest take a final bow and end at the beginning in this star-studded sci-fi mindbender that's got all the complexity of chess and the resonance of The Seventh Seal (and Star Wars).
What begins as a blown video shoot for "OBLIVIUS" — complete with a cameo by director Warren Fu and a mysterious Agent who shuts it all down right quick — segues into an equally off-kilter video that starts as a straight-up performance piece but soon evolves into something far bigger and stranger.
Fitting six inarguably big artists and film footage into one video might seem like a suicide mission, but "Sucker For Pain" manages to cover all the bases with Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, Ty Dolla $ign, Logic, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and X-Ambassadors singer Sam Harris — each getting individual set-ups that are all inspired, or directly tied-into this Summer's anti-hero flick, Suicide Squad.
Dreams comes true in this super slomo (or, very fast, depending on your perspective) retelling of Jeff Lynne's life from childhood to success with ELO, working with fellow music legends on the Traveling Wilburys and on into the present tense.
There's not a Snoopland amusement park (yet), but this blast into the past and the faux-future takes a 1946 audience on an experiential ride through an LA that's more informed by ancient Egypt than mid-century modern. So, buckle up, enjoy the ride and hope you have popcorn nearby in case the weed smellovision causes the munchies.
Weezer skip the shack and go to the moon in this kickass performance video that may violate the laws of science that Neil deGrasse Tyson holds dear, but also knows that you should never let gravity (or the lack thereof) get in the way of rocking...
Haim: If I Could Change Your Mind or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Learned To Choreograph Dance...
Haim get categorized as an alternative band, but that's mainly due to the nonsensical modern music scene and how you brak a new act. Close your eyes and it's pop/r&b, especially on this track. So, why not embrace it and make a video that's crazy '80s. We're talking a lighted Haim sign that wouldn't be out of place on Solid Gold and full-on dance routines (choreographed by the notable Fatima Robinson, no less).
The Killers have surely earned the right to stroll down memory lane and create homages to their most memorable videos, but they're also smart enough to make sure these facsimiles are different in one key way: It's Glee star Dianna Argon in the role of singer Brandon Flowers, nailing every look (and, yes, even the moustache).