Christine and the Queens aka Héloïse Letissier heads to the river for an artistic rebirth.
Héloïse Letissier, Christine and the Queens: "In Hamlet, Ophelia is, of course, the unlucky lover, the rejected one; but her madness and the suicide that ensues is also symptomatic of a whole era: the young girl, unwanted, unloved, simply cannot live,” Christine explains in a statement. “Looking at Millais’ painting, and thinking of ‘Comme si’ as this erotic reverie of subverting rejection with self-empowerment, I started to dream of giving that myth a welcomed, witty twist. Let’s undo that tragic ending; let’s cheat death, if you will.”
A twofer of a video for Everthing Now tracks "Put Your Money On Me" and "We Don't Deserve Love." The "Money" side is a bit more fun, featuring a cameo by Toni Collette as the corporate exec who lures the band into crass commercialization — perhaps as a means to pull off a casino heist? — but the lonesome "Love" side might prove to be more resonant in the long run.
Take the movie Drive. Replace movie heartthrob Ryan Gosling with music video heartthrob Daniel Schienert — aka 1/2 of directing duo Daniels — and lose all the violence so that you can fit in way more sexiness. The result is the very short film Boy Racers, which doubles as both a kinda/sorta Metronomy video and a cautionary tale about self-manipulating men in self-driving cars.
Hell hath no fury like a furry. Directors David Wilson and Christy Karacas, of Adult Swim, presents an epic battle between lawless furry mascots and a resourceful convenience store clerk in a video so brutal that things occasionally flip to animation so as to accomodate all the gore.
Off goes the hair, on goes the bra and so Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield's gender-swap journey begins...
A honky tonk crowd greets him with uneasy stares that, of course, leads to outight brutality. But, there's an escape hatch of music, even if it's just in his mind... Soaring choreography transports him from the on-the-floor pummeling to a place where his tormentors are nothing more that a dance troupe ushering him to heaven, which in this case is a catharctic climax on-stage with Arcade Fire.
Hopefully he's also up there rocking with Hedwig...
You know Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man; Arcade Fire knows him as one of their bigger super-fans. So, not a huge surprise to see the actor will appear in the band's upcoming video. But, the location (Coachella) and the teased set-up (Garfield is in drag/disguise) both likely rank as unexpected.