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]
Animation and whimsy abound in this clever homage to both one-take and NSFW videos. The easy explanation of "Black Sail" is "Polygonal people get down during a date night that ends in sweet sweet babymaking love," but it's a lot more wild and fun than that.
Once she did not want what she haven't got; Now she doesn't want to sing love songs and get hurty anymore. Sinead O'Connor conjures the ghost of her classic "Nothing Compares 2 U" video before going into a performance that set-up that might first have you wondering whether Ms. O'Connor has gone glam. (Spoiler alert: She has not.)