Extreme turbulence and a literal crash landing in this unexpected video for Vic Mensa's unguarded new song.
Andrew Donoho, director "Rage stood out as one of the most powerful, personal, and intense songs Vic has released, and I wanted to create something equally visceral. The song stemmed from his mindset during a fight with depression and addiction, so a plane crash felt like the perfect metaphor for the loss of control and the battle for survival. Burying this metaphor into a drug/alcohol fueled death-dream allowed the raw emotion of the song to manifest on screen in a harrowing narrative that takes place between fantasy and reality."
Summer nights in the Domincan Republic's La Zona Colonial prove to be as sexy as anywhere else in the world (even when the projected specter of guest singer John Legend isn't part of the light graffiti).
Punk rockers probably shouldn't age gracefully, but such is (debatably) the case with Mau Maus singer Rick Wilder in this portrait of the anarchist as a very old man for Ariel Pink. Wilder still looks the part — think Johnny Rotten, but older and skinnier — and still clings to his punk dreams, but his days are mostly spent just scraping by and surviving.
What if that 2001 monolith touched down in the middle of a nicely woozy parking lot rap video? It would be awesome, obviously, which is the case with director Grant Singer's video for Travi$ Scott, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan.
If you're an American male of a certain age then you probably remember trolling the mall for chicks, striking out, and then wasting some time and quarters at the arcade. So it goes for the gameless and hopeless Ariel Pink and his buddy in this video...
When it comes to the business of love, one should never make assumptions. So, why can't there be erotic fireworks? And why can't Pyramid Vritra — aka Hal Williams — be the one accepting clients for sexual services?