10 videos you need in your life this week
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Blood Orange – Dark & Handsome (feat. Toro y Moi)
The top ten column starts with another stunning video directed by Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange. Like many other Hynes clips, the accompanying visual for the track Dark & Handsome (feat. Toro Y Moi) uses filters like VHS, square ratio or 16mm to achieve a vintage and warm taste. The clip features a Toro y Moi’s appearance via phone screen.
Smino – Trina
This video includes some Versace shirts, sparkly chokers, animalier printed swimsuits and a pink car. So, basically, all the things I need to live.
Michael Kiwanuka – Solid Ground | A COLORS SHOW
What’s the Xanax compared to Kiwanuka playing a vintage Rhodes in this live for Colors?
Willie J Healey – Polyphonic Love
We really love this red-haired guy from Oxfordshire because he always gives us some good pop gems. Polyphonic Love is our latest glimpse into his forthcoming EP Hello Good Morning out on the 15th November. Did someone said “Lennon”?
Easy Life – Nice Guys
Guests of a fictional Christian talk show focused on the theme of abstinence, Easy Life offer a dirty performance wearing sparkling suits form the 80s. The lowest point of the clip is when a naked Donald Trump gets on the stage shouting from the microphone.
Oklou – Forever
A couple of days ago, the French producer Oklou has released the new single Forever, accompanied by a Roxanne Gaucherand directed video that invites us to familiarize with insects.
Thom Yorke – Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)
The first visual from Thom Yorke’s ANIMA is a masterpiece. Directed by Art Camp & Saad Moosajee, the visual features a variety of animation techniques (16mm film, 3D and cel animation) and was created with a team of animators, designers, and videomaker.
The thousands of hand-illustrated frames were inspired by Yorke’s dreams showing the isolation and alienation of an individual in the modern life.
“At its core, our intention was to communicate the experience of feeling completely on your own, surrounded by people you see yourself in but don’t understand, who have lost their minds to the city and can’t see that you need their help.”
HAIM – Now I’m In It
Paul Thomas Anderson (Thom Yorke’s frequent collaborator) has directed the new video for HAIM’s latest single Now I’m In It. After seeing it, we got an idea of how to deal with our depressive moments: enter a car wash and let the brushes take everything away.
Jacques Greene – Stars
Last Friday Jacques Greene has released his sophomore album Dawn Chorus and now takes us on a journey at full speed “between the road and the stars” in this new black and white video directed by Mathieu Fortin which is the sequel to Do It Without You.
Toro Y Moi – Soul Trash
Ending this column with a Toro Y Moi video, we complete the circle. His new short film Soul Trash accompanies the mixtape dropped early this year and is a mixture of home and tour footage.