Daniel Askill

Sia "Elastic Heart" (Sia and Daniel Askill, dir.)

There's no way to replicate the magic that was "Chandelier," but Sia, co-director Daniel Askill and choreographer Ryan Heffington aren't looking to remake anything here. Instead, they're taking what might be the most evocative character in modern music video — Maddie Ziegler as the Dancer has more pathos and heft than most screen characters you'll come across — and building a bigger, yet still mysterious backstory with a metaphorical and/or actual cage match dance with a devastating Shia LaBeouf.

Sia "Chandelier" (Sia & Daniel Askill, dir.)

Sometimes a simple video is all you need, especially if it perfectly captures the emotion of the song. That said, "Chandelier" is not as simple as it looks, with a carefully choreographed routine where the young Maddie Ziegler of Lifetime TV show Dance Moms dons a Sia wig and a unitard as she proceeds to deliver the best video dance sequence since Christopher Walken took "Weapon Of Choice" to preposterous heights.

These New Puritans "Fragment 2" (Daniel Askill, dir.)

These New Puritans - Fragment Two (Official Video)

It's not quite correct to call this gorgous b/w video a tracking shot through heaven, but I'm not sure if there's a simpler way to describle it. Director Daniel Eskill takes us through various terrains — some not so heavenly — as These New Puritans perform in the foreground.