The 5 Best Music Videos Of The Week
5) Rilo Kiley “Let Me Back In”
American rock band Rilo Kiley are set to release their archival compilation rkives at the beginning of April and this week they released a video for its lead track. The previously unreleased “Let Me Back In” is an ode to LA and the video shows tour footage of the band from over the years.
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4) The Joy Formidable “Little Blimp”
Welsh trio The Joy Formidable released an awesome video that documents their live shows this week. It’s the second single/video off their sophomore album Wolf’s Law. The video is made up of footage from a number of different Joy Formidable concerts and the footage comes from a fisheye-lens camera which is attached to the end of frontwoman Ritzy Bryan’s guitar neck and it’s an awesome way to make a live video.
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3) Kvelertak “Månelyst”
Directed by Fredrik Hana
Horror fanatics will enjoy the latest video from Norwegian metal band Kvelertak. The band’s new album Meir has already provided fans with a fun video and this week we’re treated to an even better video. Director Fredik Hana combined all of his favourite elements of the horror genre and stated he wanted to make something that showed his unconditional love for the genre.
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2) Sigur Rós “Brennistein”
Directed by Andrew Huang
Everyone’s favourite Icelandic ambient/post-rock band Sigur Rós have released yet another insanely cool video. Their music is so distinctive and indulging and they have never produced a bad video. The video for “Brennistein” is impressive and absurd and doesn’t really make much sense but it’s intense, ambiguous and engaging throughout.
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1) Justin Timberlake “Mirrors”
Directed by Floria Sigismondi
This is the second video by the wonderful Floria Sigismondi to make it into this weekly list, check out the first here.
Following a bunch of promotional appearances/performances, Mr Timberlake released his first album since 2006 this week. The first single to surface was “Suit and Tie” which has a slick black and white video to go with it. This is a pretty lavish music video provided by none other than David Fincher and it seems Justin wants to go above and beyond with this album by sticking with awesome directors. “Mirrors” is a love song and has a beautifully somber video to go with it. The 8 track song’s video is split into two parts. The first consists of a love story which spans over three generations and takes place in some interesting locations and the second shows Mr Timberlake himself dancing in a hall of mirrors, trippy.
– Tara Costello