It's an easy game of guess the recreated album cover — heck, most of them feature either the band name or album name in the art — but damned if this isn't an amazing jaunt through the history of music courtesy of director Michel Gondry for a new Pandora spot.
Michel Gondry delivers a "surprise" gift of a fifth (for him) White Stripes video, one which is essentially the director drawing on a shower window, and it's lovely. (Disclaimer: I do a Michel Gondry fan-site.)
I dare you to not be charmed by this new Metronomy video directed by the legendary Michel Gondry. Sure, it's whimsical and playful, but it also unfurls with an ease that belies the complex arrangement: Metronomy's Joe Mount and band perform at the center of a hexagonal set with the camera darting through various windows to show us the band as the living, breathing, rocking center of various dioramas. It's a mix of 2D and 3D and a collision of stagecraft and videomaking — something Gondry has played with before in Bjork "Bachelorette" — that shines as simply brilliant.
Wanna learn more? Then head to a special Google Hangout session on Wednesday, February 12 @ 5pm GMT, with Gondry and Mount. You'll be able to post questions via the video's YouTube comment section — use the hashtag #loveletters — or watch a live stream of the action from the band's YouTube channel.
Michel Gondry hasn't dipped a toe into the music video waters for quite some time — his last clip was Bjork "Crystalline" in 2011 — but it seems he's gonna take a deep swim for this new Metronomy "Love Letters" video, based at least on the teaser pic released by his production company, Partizan.
Look for the full video to drop tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11, and mark your calendar for a special Google Hangout session on Wednesday, February 12 @ 5pm GMT, with Gondry, Metronomy mastermind Joe Mount, and Bug Videos host Adam Buxton as moderater. You'll be able to post questions via the video's YouTube comment section — use the hashtag #loveletters — or watch a live stream of the action from the band's YouTube channel.
That is the primary question that should be answered with the music video titan's new film, Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy, consisting primarily of a conversation he had with linguist/philosopher/iconoclast Noam Chomsky.
A workout video becomes a music video as NFL players do their reps at a recording studio so director Michel Gondry and original LCD Soundsystem member Phil Mossman can blend the natural beats into a rhythmic whole.