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.
After more than five years, Massive Attack have released brand new music. This track off their Ritual Spirit EP features friend Tricky on the audio and the video stars Sol Star himself, John Hawkes, drunk and stumbling/dancing through the night. But, he's not necessarily alone in another gorgeous clip from VS fave Hiro Murai.
This "lost" video — it was originally shot in 2013, but revised with words and music by members and associates of the Clipping rap crew — is an example of how it's a long and strange way to top (regardless of whether or not you want to rock and roll)
It's not a travelogue. And it's not a romance story. It's a Thriller, burningly slowly over the course of five minutes where it becomes clearer and clearer that something awful may befall Childish Gambino and Jhene Aiko while on their romatic escapade in Hawaii. Just make sure you stayed tuned even if you think you've got it all figured out, because believe me: You know nothing about what lurks at the heart of this one.
Off goes the hair, on goes the bra and so Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield's gender-swap journey begins...
A honky tonk crowd greets him with uneasy stares that, of course, leads to outight brutality. But, there's an escape hatch of music, even if it's just in his mind... Soaring choreography transports him from the on-the-floor pummeling to a place where his tormentors are nothing more that a dance troupe ushering him to heaven, which in this case is a catharctic climax on-stage with Arcade Fire.
Hopefully he's also up there rocking with Hedwig...