As things start to heat up around the globe – or at least in the Northeast – we’re seemingly starting to see an influx of more lighthearted and fun music videos. Or perhaps the end of cold has us looking at depressing clips through new eyes (or maybe that’s the allergies kicking). Either way we’ve rounded up five excellent videos to take you into the weekend.
Mozart’s Sister – Mozart’s Sister
The Canadian is back in charge of the selections this week, so we’re going to kick off with the most compelling video from up north. One-woman Montreal electro-pop act Caila Thompson-Hannant aka Mozart’s Sister has released the visuals to her self-titled track and in it flows through several different settings, including one where she walks backwards through a warehouse in a nun’s outfit.
Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn
One of our “around the office” picks of the week is the video to Disclosure’s excellent track “When A Fire Starts To Burn.” Directed by Bo Mirosseni things get happily religious with dancing old folks, snakes and more in a thoroughly worthy clip.
Para One – Every Little Thing
I think it’s safe to say that any video that features a Cam’ron figurine spirit guide qualifies for automatic inclusion in this list… and it just so happens that Parisian producer Para One has done just that. Para also enlisted actor Brendan Sexton III to play him in the romantically awkward clip. Overall an unusually incredible piece.
Suede – Hit Me
Britpop icons Suede are back with a music video for “Hit Me” in which they showcase two people recklessly vandalizing a museum. Destructive good times all around. Suede’s first new album in 10 years, Bloodsports, is in stores now.
Major Lazer – Bubble Butt
Following their 2009 videos for “Pon de Floor” and “Keep it Goin’ Louder,” Major Lazer and Eric Wareheim are back together for 2013 with the music video for the track “Bubble Butt” featuring Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga and Mystic. As Brock mentioned earlier this week, “The bizarre, slightly disturbing five-minute video illustrates to a tee what the track’s name suggests while the guest artists take turns dropping verses all related to the elusive ‘bubble butt.'” Generally amazing.