My biblical game isn't strong enought to tell you whether a burning bush is a good or a bad omen, but I know for a fact that one doesn't carry a shovel through a deserted field in order to build a sand castle. Bad shit is definitely afoot in this latest video from The Weeknd and director Grant Singer, where a premature burial is just the start of a dark and tense night.
Sam Pilling, director: " wanted the visuals to juxtapose the song so decided to set the video at night and to film it in quite a raw, off the cuff way, rather than a more obvious, smooth approach. Dornik wanted the video to be about having fun, good vibes and a sense of release so we constructed a story that had those upbeat elements but also had a slightly darker undertone too.
Take the movie Drive. Replace movie heartthrob Ryan Gosling with music video heartthrob Daniel Schienert — aka 1/2 of directing duo Daniels — and lose all the violence so that you can fit in way more sexiness. The result is the very short film Boy Racers, which doubles as both a kinda/sorta Metronomy video and a cautionary tale about self-manipulating men in self-driving cars.
A strange night at the mines for Killers frontman Brandon Flowers as he plays a frontiersman leaving his wife, played by Evan Rachel Wood, for a visit quest that's initiated by Psychedelic Furs mainman Richard Butler.
What starts as a dopey love story — hey, let's take a selfie — filled with way too many audio device placements turns out to just be a music video within a music video about a woman who'd rather literally enter the screen of said music video. Confused? Just watch. Thank me later.
The parade of women in varying states of NSFW undress has got The Weeknd dizzy. And you might be a bit dizzy too, after you follow the hypnotic and graceful camera moves that pull you through just another night after night after night in his hotel suite.
How far would you go for fame and success as a top model? Are you up for literally remolding your body? How about eating your competition — and, yes, that would be also be literally. So goes the ugly business of beauty in this whirling new Foster The People video.
It's clear from the start that today won't be a good day for the young man in this new J. Cole video. Director Sam Pilling plays with that palpably impending doom, twisting the storyline into a climax that's as emotionally devastating as can be for our hero.