A funny, freewheeling, self-aware French New Wavish anti-video — with a bit of The End of the F***ing World edge — with Selena Gomez starting a great relationship with my favorite pickup line, "Do you want to steal a car?"
A video that captures the chaos of our time, starting with online clips of racism, violence and other awfulness, and then transitioning to middle-section with audio of Mike Tyson, and then a defiant dance performance.
Pharrell Williams resurrects his groundbreaking group N.E.R.D. with this collabo with Rihanna, who makes a hair razing (see what I did there?) cameo at the beginning before we follow our newly shorn dancer on a popping routine.
Best music video dance battle since the Beat It knife fight? Join Feist (and Jarvis Cocker!) under the overpass for a jittery, yet graceful and surreally beautiful face-off that might hint at the origins of existance.
Sometimes your mind starts to wander when you're stuck in traffic, but so does Travie McCoy who finds himself in a circular and increasingly bizarre and bombastic journey to see what's further on up the road.
Try not to guess the plot in “The Swimmer" — LeBlanc + Cudmore’s super-stylish punk whatever video, until you’ve watched it two or three times — the video is more a pastiche than a strictly plot-driven affair. And quite the pastiche it is! Watch as a guy gets baptised, slapped and beaten-up while taking breaks to enjoy the television or watch some kids dancing.
If "Left Hand Free" is the closest Alt-J will get to beer commercial guitar, then this video is the closest they'll get to a bro's and ho's pool party. Of course, there's a twist, with sly hints at incoming danger eventually descending into assault rifle madness.
The second annual Prism Prize, celebrating the best Canadian music videos, took place last night in Toronto.
Director Emily Kai Bock took home the $5,000 Grand Prize for her masterful narrative Arcade Fire "Afterlife" video. Director Kheaven Lewandowski won the audience prize via online voting for The Belle Game "River" video.
Creative team Scott Cudmore and Michael Leblanc received the inaiugural Arthur Lipsett Award, established to recognize an innovative and unique approach to music video art; Director Floria Sigismondi received the inagural Special Achievement Award.