It's a Color Run explosion as Andy Grammer races from isolation to comunity — in the form of a performance to a massive crowd of exuberant fans — in this first video off the singer's sophomore release, Magazines or Novels.
Justin Baldoni, director: "We wanted to create a video that made you feel as happy as the song. Turns out that means 10,000 of your closest friends throwing color in the air at the biggest party of the summer!"
Sarah Silverman enjoys a wild night. On her couch. Wearing sweatpants. Watching Netflix. Checking out YouPorn. In other words, it's probably like one of your nights, except she's facetiming with Will.I.Am while you probably settle for Apl.De.Ap or that other dude in Black Eyed Peas.
Some of the most impactful videos are the simplest — the emotional close-up on Sinead O'Connor for "Nothing Compares 2 U," or the body exploration of D'Angelo for "Untitled" — and this Rihanna clip has a similar set-up and intimacy.
Celebrated director Sophie Muller has made videos for Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce, Shakira, Sade, Annie Lennox, Ellie Goulding, Garbage, Dixie Chicks and many more. Now you can add Rihanna to that impressive (yet abbreviated) list..
No Doubt takes us back to the pattern-positive world of 'Hey Baby' (though checkerboard instead of houndstooth) by way of the spotlit black and white of 'Hella Good'. Sophie Muller follows the band on a high-energy but relatively low-stakes nocturnal tour of NYC with drinks and horsing around down by the river. Gwen and the crew are charismatic and engaging but I still kind of wish they had discovered the 'crackcident' party in Bushwick. --> watch "Push And Shove"
Sad? Heartbroken? Grab a glowstick and make your way to a Andy Grammer rooftop performance that's attracting all the lonely people*. --> watch "Miss Me"
*There's an old story that in wake of "Big Me," fans started chucking Mentos at Foo Fighters when they played the song live, as a tribute to the video. So, a concept revolving around Glow Sticks makes for some potentially cool tour visual (and they're less likely to take your eye out when they bombard the stage)
Some bands have individual buses; No Doubt roll much bigger than that. They each have their own customized semi, serving as both party trucks and as a means to get to a huge performance space where they provide the soundtrack for a funkybollyreggae dance extravaganza. --> watch "Settle Down"
Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, and James Mercer, aka The Shin — collectively aka Broken Bells — wander along a strange road filled with all sorts of bad omens. There's a wreck on the highway, a projection screen displaying a fire, a kid playing with a remote control car, a burlesque stage and a lone white horse. It's all quite ominous, leading me to think that "The High Road" is a reference to the afterlife, or they're all just high. --> watch "The High Road"
Funky white boy Har Mar Superstar may not fit the usual definition of superstar, but he shows some serious clout by pulling in a damn fine cast of guest stars in this his slick video directed by Tomorrows Brightest Minds.
artist: Miranda Lee Richards song: "Early November" label: Nettwerk director(s): Piper Ferguson production co: Lodger/Oil Factory producer(s): Andrew Molina DP: Michael Rizzi | editor: Dean Gonzalez @ Final Cut