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.
Beyonce goes very big with Lemonade, a visual album that mixes the personal with the universal with the political in a nearly hourlong special consisting of poetry, music and visuals.
In terms of the visual, the biggest stamp seems to come from director Khalil Joseph, but the longform also has set-pieces (aka: songs) directed by Jonas Akerlund,, Melina Matsoukas, Jonas Akerlund, Mark Romanek, Todd Tourso and Dikayl Rimmasch.
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.