A powerful video about the state of the nation that's picking up some serious awards steam thanks to nods for Best Music Video at the AICP Awards, and Best Director for Gregory Ohrel at the Berlin Music Video Awards.
Childish Gambino is your guide to the madness that is America in this provocative and compelling video. And if CG seems a little more ludicrously ecstatic than he should, well, absurdity is perhaps the only appropriate reaction to our perilous times.
The soundclash of Sleigh Bells meets visuals that are equally disparate with a classically glammed-out Alexis Krauss as she fronts a death metal band playing along to a synth-pop song, all the while facing off against Cheerleaders of Death. Awesome.
Muse singer Matt Bellamy goes full Max Headroom in this futuristic adventure that's got a bit of a side-scrolling video game vibe as Lauren Wasser — a model who lost a limb due to toxic shock — takes on the machine.
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.