Shooting in the desert landscape of Joshua Tree is a tried-and-true music video formula, but this Walk The Moon clip is especially distinguished thanks to timing their shoot schedule with the recent solar eclipse and getting some truly unique in-camera effects.
Dance is definitely the trend of 2015, ever since Sia’s “Chandelier” (and Kiesza’s “Hideaway”) broke some ground last year with their ur-dance videos. This time Muse and director Robert Hales take you inside a chalk-filled silo while two dancers express their kind of creepy selves.
It's not the broken bones that hurt the stuntman, it's the heartache caused by an unrequited crush on the leading lady. It's a slow motion car crash, on several levels, in this meta video that imagines Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard as a director for a love story masquerading as an action film.
Alicia Keys is doubtlessly a music icon, but here she echoes some other classic performers, ranging from the bejweled showgirl poses of Josephine Baker to bravaura stage shows of Gladys Knight and her Pips.
Avril Lavigne does seem able to stay forever end: The song sticks to the "Complicated" formula, the video is set at a high school prom, and she's still a sk8tr girl. And despite the super prominent Radiohead references don't expect this video to look any different from what you might expect from the pop-rocker.
If anything, the '90s influence here seems to be more Hole "Miss World" than anything Radiohead...