In James Blake’s new video for “My Willing Heart,” the song is nearly secondary; it’s emotional, immediate and watery like most of Blake’s more recent tunes, but here it provides a textural background for the visuals: Natalie Portman reveling in her pregnancy, an almost primordial being.
Surely many of us can relate to Dreezy’s plight in “Wasted”—ain’t-shit dude only calls for sex whilst drinking, and then late at night, and yet still we hold out hope he’ll change his ways. The song, though, is mournful but not disempowered; a statement rather than a plea, and an acknowledgement that the dude is the…
Rihanna—who confessed to being deeply in love with Star Trek since childhood so we have to believe it—released what’s being promoted as the world’s first-ever IMAX music video, “Sledgehammer,” a song from the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack.
Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes sometimes seems suspended in an alternate dimension where it’s perpetually the summer of 1986, whether it’s his thrifted cool dad wardrobe or his aspirations toward the production of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Rihanna dances in a lit cube in the middle of a club (wearing a somehow-cool sequin/sheer baggy jumpsuit) in the video for her EDM song with Calvin Harris “This Is What You Came For,” a song about that magnetic woman who only has eyes for “you (ou ou ou ou).”
K. Michelle’s got More Issues Than Vogue but this man ain’t one: Her just-released “Ain’t You” video is vaguely subversive in that she’s styled in all manner of semi-BDSM-invoking chic lingerie, and contrasts it with the notion that she doesn’t need shit from a man, including his cash—“Nope/I drop a hundred band like…
Ariana Grande’s new album, Dangerous Woman, is a real ice cream cone’s worth of dance pop, an assemblage of summer jams that showcase her formidable voice and ability to stretch it between powerful diva and breathy coquette. One theme this album continues from her last is her desire for agency, which she takes, and…
With plenty of guns, titties, violence and a boat, director Harmony Korine turns “Needed Me” into what could essentially have been a sequence from Spring Breakers, his 2012 crime drama about pretty young killers.
This is a music video starring Kylie Jenner, titled “Glosses,” aka a promotional vehicle for her forthcoming line of lip glosses, which will follow-up her already popular Lip Kit collection.
Rihanna has a potent, wind-powered imagination in the video for one of her sexiest songs ever, “Kiss It Better.” As she worms around with nothing but black in the background, in her sheerest lingerie, it’s obvious what she’s thinking about is how good it was, physically but not emotionally.
There’s such a lovely ebullience to Toronto-born Joanie Wolkoff’s single “The Homecoming,” which rules. Staccato beats stretch crisply below her vocal, earnest and true with a teensy level of grit to it—you could imagine the accompanying video would come full of flashing lights and neon lines to connote the futurism…
ANOHNI, an artist, activist and the singer of Antony and the Johnsons, has released a spectacular new single titled “Drone Bomb Me,” accompanied by a video of Naomi Campbell crying the best tears you might ever see.
Lana del Rey portraying a California cult leader in her latest music video—administering acid as communion, literally drinking the kool-aid—isn’t really outside her purview, as this is a persona she’s been lightweight constructing from the beginning.
“I hate you/I don’t need you” is a terrifically memorable chorus in any genre, but may send chills down your spine depending on your current emotional tenor and devotion to the music of Skrillex, who produced.
You likely already know that Kermit and Miss Piggy are no longer together, and that Kermit’s got a new flame—another pig, who looks like a cross between Lana del Rey and Margaery Tyrell. That’s gotta hurt.
A chilling montage of sexual assault stories play out in Lady Gaga’s video for “Til It Happens to You,” directed by Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke.
“Stranger Lover,” a gorgeous track from the autumnal-voiced twin sisters of Ibeyi, articulates the complicated feelings one has on the cusp of a break-up, just before your partner hits the road for the last time. “This day will be our last,” they sing. “Come heal in my arms.” Within that, there are shades of sorrow…
On Friday, Kanye West screened the video—or “visuals” because it’s artsy—for his single “All Day” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s directed by Steve McQueen and features Yeezy rapping in an empty room. The Brit Awards performance was much more powerful. You can watch a bootleg of the McQueen video here.
Rihanna may be considered pop’s “bad girl,” but there’s someone else who’s fighting to take the title away from her. And that person isn’t even a person; she’s a pig with refined tastes, a sexual appetite for frogs, and the baddest “you’d better not be fucking with me” face in Hollywood. Oh, and she’s killing it.
Drake is everywhere. We are all Drake. And Drake is everyone, as we can see in his video for “Energy,” released exclusively on Apple Music on Friday.