Father John Misty – Total Entertainment Forever
Set inside a virtual reality game, the video for “Total Entertainment Forever” has a lot of strange things going on in it. Featuring a wacky cast of characters including Bill Clinton, George Washington, Ronald McDonald, and Kurt Cobain, (played by none other than McCauley Culkin) there’s a crucifixion scene and an Alien-inspired chestburster sequence with McDonald, and that’s just the big stuff, watch below to try deciphering the whole thing.
SZA – Love Galore (ft. Travis Scott)
Directed by Nabil, (who recently did the video for Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA.”) this video starts with intimate shots of Scott and SZA gettin freaky in bed and surrounded by butterflies (...because why not?). And just when the video starts to resemble Fifty Shades it takes a dark turn towards Fatal Attraction: but we won’t spoil the ending.
Little Dragon - Celebrate
The video for “Celebrate” is another surreal ride. With tons of oddball imagery and psychedelic visual effects, the video is a joyride that matches the beguiling electro-pop track. And it makes us want a slime-filled piñata.
Forest Swords - Panic
We’re not going to try to guess what this video means exactly, but we know we like it anyway. Slowly-paced, artfully shot and surprisingly suspenseful, the video weaves together shots of people in various poses... slowly.
All That Remains - Madness
After those first four videos, it’s time for something with more of a message. Starring former U.S. Army Ranger Kris Paronto, the video sheds light on the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans. Frenetically paced, the video intercuts shots of the band performing in the Oval Office with the chaos of an overseas firefight before showing Paronto dealing with the very real effects of PTSD. Check out this video for a look behind the scenes of the video’s shoot.
Post by Dan Goldsmith