The Wild West was surely never quite as weird as it is in this new video for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. Besides a co-starring role by Eric Roberts — who seems to pop-up in videos way too often — we also get a switcheroo concept Cornell avoids the noose thanks to a sultry seductress, but winds up being saved by somebody completely different.
Director/Photographer Danny Clinch isn't the only one with a role in this short film. Interviewers include Judd Apatow, Portlandia star and fellow musician Carrie Brownstein, pro surfer Mark Richards, and Steve Gleason, an NFL player living with ALS. An unlikely group, but they get the band to open up more than you might expect, and Clinch gets very close, thanks to his longterm association with the band.
Methinks Pearl Jam has tired of being called "notoriously video shy." "Sirens" is the second video to precede new album Lightning Bolt and it's bascially a beautifully shot performance — that I would make an educated guess also has live audio — of the band in their stage set-up.
Any Pearl Jam video is an event for the simple reason they made one of the greatest videos of their generation — Mark Pellington's masterful and never to be imitated "Jeremy" — and then basically walked away from the medium.
Fans get a special shout-out in this live video from Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso. The focus is on the contest winners from around the world who got into a special NYC concert, with director Christopher Sims emphasizing their POV over the typical "Lord of the Dance" vibe of most EDM imagery.