Norwegian songstress Aurora psychically and metaphorically breaks free from her cage, erupting into a passionate performance which finds herself in a vibrant club.
Mattia was very complimentary of Aurora, saying “it was great to be invited to go inside Aurora’s head for a little bit of time while we worked on this project together. It was a hugely collaborative experience, and I think that can be seen on screen, as our ideas and aesthetics melded together to create the video.”
A tribute to that lifelong friend who pushes you to be brave, even if it leads to reckless abandon, and even if that friend is just what your imagination requires in order to get you to do what needs to get done.
It starts, or rather ends, with a powerful image of a bloodied and shirtless man at the wheel of a car, when director Tim Mattia then throws it in reverse to show the heartbreaking string of events that lead to that awful conclusion.
"Better" is a super effective video, both in terms of the narrative in which Meghan Trainor plays the granddaughter of an alcoholic — played by Beau Bridges, btw — and in making sure you know for sure that Ms. Trainor is about way more than that bass.
1975's Matt Healy washes off his "A Change Of Heart" make-up and decides to address his remaining loneliness with a nighttime walkabout that descends into sex and violence. Or, at least he imagines it does.