Each week, Moritz Gayard rounds up the best new music videos, so you don’t have to.
This is quite a week for Videodrome, which now has published 124 editions. This week, it all started with the very beautiful ´drome-darling Selena Gomez’s epic music video for “Searching” and the first video in decades from über-mother Lilly Allen. Then there was some very good filming involved in the new clip directed by Sofia Coppola—unfortunately it was made for Phoenix. And you will never find a Phoenix video in a Videodrome. But there’s also a cool, new Drake video to explore. Lovers of animated video art will definitely love the Mrzyk & Moriceau-directed clip for Jackson & His Computer Band. Also Dev Heynes has a new video out, These New Puritans, Wooden Shjips… Your bumper week of video fun starts below.
#0 Selena Gomez – “Searching”, directed by Amanda de Cadenet & Victoria Mahoney
Shot and directed by Victoria Mahoney at the iconic Rosslyn Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles for Flaunt Magazine, the clip shows a pensive and subtly sexy Selena wearing only lacey lingerie and other color-neutral outfits.
#1 Torn Hawk – “Born to Win (Life After Ghostbusters)” , directed by Luke Wyatt
NYC-based beatmaker Luke Wyatt has deployed a fifteen-minute electronic session for his “Born To Win (Life After Ghostbusters)” track which will be out via L.I.E.S. soon.
#2 Drake – “Worst Behavior”, directed by Director X & Drake
Director X said: “Drake writes his own treatments. He came up with the whole concept, and we started in early October. He already had the idea together, and took it to Memphis to see his father’s side of the family. Dennis is the man in Memphis, and Willie Mitchell is his family.”
#3 Wooden Shjips – “Back To Land”, directed by Benjael Halfmaderholz
Psychedelic freaks Wooden Shjips have a mind-melting new album out called Return to Land on Thrill Jockey records, above a delicious appetizer.
#4 Jackson & His Computer Band – “G.I Jane”, directed by Mrzyk & Moriceau
“G.I. Jane (Fill Me Up)” is the title track of the upcoming remix EP from Jackson and His Computer Band, the French IDM band signed to Warp. The video above is a pretty funny NSFW animation. Be prepared.
#5 These New Puritans – “V (Island Song)”, directed by PICNIC
These New Puritans have premiered a impressively animated music video for their new single “V (Island Song)”. Taken from their album Field of Reeds, which just came out this week.
#6 Blood Orange – “Time Will Tell”, directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz
SOoOO dope. Blood Orange (a.k.a. Dev Hynes) released his second album Cupid Deluxe yesterday. Following the video for “You’re Not Good Enough,” now you can check out the new video for “Time Will Tell” above.
#7 Lily Allen – “Hard Out Here”, directed by Christopher Sweeney
“I don’t need to shake my ass for you because I’ve got a brain.” Really, Lily?
#8 Lil B – “Get Em”, self-directed
I can’t count the videos Lil B is floating on the interweb with, but it just felt right to bring him back to the ‘drome.
#9 Teengirl Fantasy – “Nun”, Directed by: Hans Lo
Teengirl Fantasy’s Logan Takahashi and Nick Weiss have a new data interface design wonder video ready for your eyes, directed by the talented Hans Lo.
#10 Keep Shelly in Athens – “Oostende“, dir Feel Good Lost
Directed, shot, and edited by Brendan Canty & Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost this is the new video for KSUA, for which was already one of the best songs of the year
#11 SOUR “Life is Music”
Holy heck <3 ~
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