This week we take you from New York to New Orleans via a maze of mirrors. That shit won’t make any sense if you don’t watch our featured videos, so do me a favour and have a gander. We’ve got tears, proposals, the smashing of TVs and smoking guitars. What more do you need…seriously?
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors (Dir. Floria Sigismondi)
JT’s new video pays tribute to his grandparents, William and Sadie , who were married for 63 years. The video captures the elderly couple’s first encounters, ups and downs and their continuing love for one another. Considering the lengthy nature of ‘Mirrors’ (just over 8 minutes) something grandiose and compelling had to be created to accompany the song; these visuals are just that.
Fryars – On Your Own (Dir. Olivier Groulx)
Sometimes things become too much to bear, people break down and there’s the inevitable listening to sad, pensive music because it’ll d̶e̶f̶i̶n̶i̶t̶e̶l̶y̶ ̶h̶e̶l̶p̶ fuck you up even more. Benjamin Garrett aka Fryars showcases the extreme versions of this in the video for his new single “On Your Own”. Tears are one thing but finding yourself in the foetal position in a bathtub full of snails is something else entirely.
Banks – Fall Over (Dir. Dylan Knight)
I think this girl may be the future. And I love that.
The Men – I Saw Her Face (Dir. The Men & Brian Chillemi)
Apparently inspired by Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Let’s Groove” (to which there are several similarities) The Men have created a swirling, sweat-drenched haze of VHS-shot mastery. The footage of the guitar-turned-flare-gun in front of the New York backdrop is fantastic.
Death Grips – Lock Your Doors (Footage from Boiler Room’s SXSW showcase)
This is disorientating, unnerving and exactly what it’s like at a Death Grips concert. By all means, wade your way through the sea of slack-jawed shakers, just let this video serve as a reminder that at some point in the night you’ll probably get punched in the mouth…several times.