The trigger warning (no pun intended) at the top of this video is well earned as Madonna and director Jonas Akerlund swing back and forth between explicit depictions of literal murders on the dancefloor and whether an artist should offer blissful escape, or directly confront the issue.
A performance that starts simple and claustrophobic in stately b&w, before pulling back the curtain to let main Queensman Josh Homme strut his stuff like he's the star in a black metal version of Busby Berkeley.
Something tells me Monsieur Guetta is gunning to get back to the top of the superstar DJ list (look out, Calvin Harris). His previous clip had Ray Liotta. In this one, DG takes to the track — this was shot at Circuito de Jerez in Andalucia, Spain — for an "homage" to Formula One racing (and perhaps Rush, too) with James Purefoy as his rival.
Can Robin Thicke ichat his way back into estranged wife Paula Patton's heart? Does looking battered and bruised and nude (from the waist up) in the video help the cause? What about the similarly naked woman that's here?
Such are the blurred lines in what's promised to be the opening salvo for new album Paula, which maybe you'll find to be the most romantic "I want her back" adventure since Lloyd Dobler held that Boombox aloft.
Maroon 5 and director Jonas Akerlund's massive crowd sourced video for "Daylight" — announced back in September — perfectly balance the personal and the universal. The backbone here is the confessional footage, revealing all sorts of secrets, hopes and fears from fans all around the world.
Maroon 5 and director Jonas Akerlund have announced The Daylight Project, a call for fan footage to be included in the video for upcoming M5 single, "Daylight." Visit the site for a Call To Action guide (aka: shot list) and lots of other details.
The splashy new Maroon 5 video is muscularly packed with enough car chases, guns and logic leaps to shame the trailer for a summer tent-pole action movie. Director Sam Bayer really exploits the music video biz's new 'it's only on the internet' freedom with more pistols, AKs and shotguns than an early NWA clip, plus Adam Levine stepping away from the set of The Voice to ignore an explosion as only a true star can. --> watch "Payphone"
The media apparatus that created Britney Spears now surrounds her, trapping her within a towering cage of TV banks, cameras and wires (and product placements). And when she's not trying to break free of that, she's fighting herself. --> watch "Hold It Against Me"