Not to get all history lesson here, but "Deadwood" marks the latest collaboration between Toni Braxton and director Bille Woodruff, stretching back to 1996 and their stylized "You're Making Me High" and the more narrative "Unbreak My Heart" videos.
So Justin’s actually working on making quality videos, right? That’s the lesson coming from this and Mr. Bieber’s recent Moonman-winning video “Where Are U Now.” Here, Brad Furman directs Bieber in a somewhat dangerous liaison with model Xenia Deli. And the result is a further step forward from his early vids. You can sense he’s maturing, which is welcome news to some of us.
While a practical who's who of music (and otherwise) celebrities — from Chris Martin to Ellen to Tori Kelly to Alanis Morissette — taking part in a daily countdown to the August 28 launch of Justin Bieber's comeback single "What Do You Mean," all reports seem to indicate the video will be just as massive and well planned.
With lyrics that make this a "anti-party anthem" from a self-described "anti-social pessimist" — who samples the classically mopey trip-hop sounds of Portishead — you'd be correct in assuming that the last place Alessia Cara would want to be is a typical house party video that's frozen in time.
You know the running joke about how most superstar DJs can't really dance themselves? Alesso tries to dispel that myth here by playing into the "typical American high school nerd" storyline — with a twist.
Twiddling knobs and pushing faders just ain't cuttin' it anymore.