Here’s some of my fave videos from this week!
1. Grace, Pluto
Perth’s Grace came onto my radar late last year, and I was lucky enough to both ask her some questions and catch her opening for Glass Animals. The team behind the video are the same guys behind Chet Faker’s Talk Is Cheap and Flume’s Infinity Prism, meaning one thing: it’s absolutely phenomenal. Check out the intimate, stunning clip for her strange, equally stunning debut single Pluto right here.
2. Zola Jesus, Hunger
I adore Zola Jesus. Her rich voice and beautiful, often strange music has managed to mesmerise me both on record and on stage for years, and I’m always happy when we get something new from the US artist. The director, Allie Avital Tsypin, wrote something really beautiful about the clip and I can’t put it better myself: “The video for ‘Hunger’ is essentially a sculpture project… an exploration of a life form: both raw and refined. A negotiation between form and inner life, movement and stillness, desire and satiation.”
3. Purity Ring, Push Pull
Swirly, trippy, colourful, ethereal, gorgeous. Yes, I’m describing Purity Ring’s new video clip with exactly the same terms that I describe their music, because that’s what it looks like. I don’t have many other words to desribe the album, I only recommend that you just watch and enjoy. Their forthcoming album Another Eternity is out March 3!
4. Kanye West, Only One
Kanye West is always amazing in my eyes, and this track is so beautiful (and hopefully an indication that we’ll be hearing his new album some time in 2015.) Directed by Spike Jonze, it features little baby North West and Yeezy taking a walk down a muggy road. Ye has a genuinely happy, loving smile on his face – something that isn’t captured too often, so it’s special for that alone. Click here to watch the video.
5. Courtney Barnett, Pedestrian At Best
This song was only premiered this morning on Triple J, but I already love it, and this film clip is brilliant. Bright colours galore, it features Barnett dressed up as a clown, essentially being treated like shit by everyone she’s trying to entertain. With lyrics like, ‘put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you,’ it makes you wonder whether it’s a bit of a spit back at her recent burst of fame and recognition. The single is the first off her forthcoming debut album, but I’m sure you’ll be able to hear this, and more new songs, during her sets at Laneway over the next week.
6. Montgomery, Not Around
When I OH YOU signed Montgomery, it was onehell of a curveball for the label known for it’s heavy roster of DZ Deathrays. DMAs and Violent Soho, but she’s held her own, and I really love her debut EP New Clear War. The melancholy clip was directed by Jessica Lawton and filmed in the beautiful, historical city of Warsaw, Poland.
Finally, Run The Jewels also released a fantastic clip this week for Lie, Cheat, Steal, check out our news and watch it here