The surprise release is now clearly the preferred marketing/sales stunt: And if you're a superstar like Beyonce, it's damn effective. Same goes for Drake, who dropped If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late on Friday and is already looking to sell over 500k copies in just a few days. Promotion?
Desire comes from all shapes, sizes and ages. And despite what you probably learned from music videos, real sex isn't just for the young and lovely. And even the most nameless fuck might be rife with self-loathing, power and vulnerability.
Problem? Consider it solved. This is a coming out party for Ariana Grande as the pop star of the moment. And having the nearly as hot Iggy Azalea on-board also ain't a problem (and ditto for Big Sean in a cameo as The Whisperer).
Just when you think this lonely Japanese gigolo — a "rent-boy", according to a Pitchfork interview with director Kheaven Lewandowski —is about to go all Travis Bickle afer a late-night beatdown, he instead journeys back to a simpler place and time. It's a simple storyline, but given an anthemic scope thanks to the grandeur and mystery of the Tokyo setting.
This Behind-The-Scenes of "Asphyxiation" offers far fewer leering opportunities than you might expect — and they don't explain how some of the shirts here defy physics and remain attached to their torsos (I know: tape) — but, it's a good look at a two day shoot involving lots of balls. (Sorry.)