A video that captures the chaos of our time, starting with online clips of racism, violence and other awfulness, and then transitioning to middle-section with audio of Mike Tyson, and then a defiant dance performance.
A TV shows within a video with a movie and more. Things get ambitiously meta as Camilia Cabello finds love and adventure, first by living vicariously via her on-screen doubles, and then all by herself.
"Love So Soft" but a sound a bit harder than you might expect, with soulful touches driving this comeback from the original American Idol queen. Director Dave Meyers doesn't skimp on the set-ups or the VFX as Clarkson vamps her way through this fantasy world.
Ever get torn between two video concepts for one song? Well, if you're Rihanna and Drake you just make both videos and place them back-to-back, like it's a two-for-one special. Part 1 is directed by Director X and takes place at a sultry Jamaican hotspot called The Real Jerk (pun probably intended). Part 2 is the more revealing (pun very much intended) clip, with director Tim Erem capturing the two getting cozy under a pink light.
It's a fairy tale where Taylor Swift doesn't need to wait for any Prince Charming to save her in this latest epic collaboration with director Joseph Kahn. She just needs to decide to turn around and move on from her entanglements. That journey is anything but easy, however, as our heroine goes from the oceans edge to an icy peak and into a forest that's invariably filled with snarling dogs, menacing fire and malicious brances (note: I'd reference Evil Dead her, but why start the New Year that twisted, right?).
You might get the sense that Selena Gomez is toying with you in this sexy twisty stylish video. Is she a play-at-home sexpot pining for the movie star? Or are the two of them living in bliss and she's just missing him when he's at work? Or maybe she's just a stalker.
Whatever the case, she's got her hands full in this welcome return from director Alek Keshishian (who you should know from his groundbreaking 1991 tour documentary film Madonna: Truth Or Dare).
Put on your disco ball suit and rejoice the reteam of Missy Elliott and director Dave Meyers — "Work It" and "Lose Control," just to name two collabos — who unfurl the kind of looks and set-ups (plus marionettes!) that make clear that Missy is just as fresh despite the 10 year gap.
Here's hoping the end sequence isn't a reference for disappearing for another large gap.