We glide forward with the momentum of "Seven Nation Army" along a "Lost Highway," but with a noir vibe all its own and a centerpiece that makes clear that neither Cults member will be able to get back where they began.
Paramore's Hayley Williams has played this role for hip-hop before — see Airplanes, B.O.B. — so it's not a surprise to see her ushering an EDM artist into the anthemic stratosphere. While both Zedd and Hayley are in the video, the real stars are the dancers who perform an elaborate choreographed routine in which they realize that a relationship is over.
Even if the eviction notice is a typical video ruse — unless Saul Levitz moonlights as a slumlord — it does give a reason for the rooftop party that caps off what could easily double as a commercial for the Brooklyn lifestyle (in all its diversity).
Even though it's clear that nothing is gonna harm Paramore's Hayley Williams as she strides against an epic battlefield, she still has an incentive to bring all the fighting in the end. If only a hug was all it took to end war in real life too.
"Stubborn Love" plays like a pre-teen version of "Everybody Hurts," as a young girl sees that love, hurt, and simple transcendence are all around, and if you;ll allow me to get as poetic as the video, as temporary as the condensation on a car window.
This short film doesn't really show you how director Carlos Lopez Estrada and the Doomsday production team made the Passion Pit "Carried Away (Tiesto remix)" video, but it does show you how they filmed it. And it involved lots of jumping. And padded mats.
Nothing like powdered substance to help you get carried away. In this case, some fun loving youngsters get insanely kinetic via colorful granules that cause them to physically split apart and defy gravity and physics. Things get progressively weirder — the splitting effect soon jumps to inanimate objects, adding transmogrifying properties along the way — but the party keeps on raging.
A man riddled with bulletholes can't be stopped in this beautiful new video from director Carlos Lopez Estrada. No spoilers here, but I like to think Estrada is also haunted by memories of Rambo and Bjork. PS: That's fellow director Isaac Ravishankara in the lead role. How's that for Synergy?