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.
A war story that tiptoes into a magical dance reality.
James Lees, director: "We wanted to create something inherently musical and entertaining whilst still being a meditation on the themes within the song. Being lost and directionless and the inherent human need to find a sense of belonging. The many false roads you find yourself down that ultimately fail to provide a purpose in life we all feel pressured to identify in adulthood." [via Pitchfork]