Category Archives: Music Video

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Massive Attack

Massive Attack, Tricky & 3D: Take It There

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" gets a gloomy 21st-century update thanks to director Hiro Murai, English trip-hop superstars Massive Attack, who provide the music, and actor John Hawkes, who leads the dance.


V1RUZ: A Carta

It took a solid 25 hours of shooting 5,210 still images — from sunup to sundown and all the way through to the next dawn — to create this hyperlapse music video that follows rapper V1RUZ through the streets of Lisbon. … more »

Wide Open

Chemical Brothers: Wide Open

There's more than a little Ex Machina in this Chemical Brothers video — not only does the peekaboo body here recall Alicia Vikander's transparent fembot frame, but dancer Sonoya Mizuno played Kyoko in the film. YouTube commenters are complaining that the video trips … more »

RIP Bowie

David Bowie, “Lazarus”

In an initially disorienting, vertically framed music video released just days before his death, David Bowie contemplates mortality by refusing to take it lying down. It is directed by Johan Renck, who also directed this haunting companion video from Bowie's … more »


Naughty Boy: Runnin’ (Lose It All)

This amazing, acrobatic music video was shot entirely underwater with natural light near an atoll off the coast of Tahiti. Performers Guillaume Nery and Alice Modolo are free-diving champions — and, yeah, they would pretty much have to be to … more »


Pharrell Williams: Freedom

This free-ranging video clip for "Freedom" by Pharrell Williams, directed by Paul Hunter, is one of five music videos nominated for a Grammy this week. (The other four: A$AP Rocky: LSD, The Dead Weather: I Feel Love (Every Million Miles), Kendrick … more »


Coldplay: Adventure of a Lifetime

The idea for this animated music video, in which the motion-captured members of Coldplay appear as chimpanzees, originated when lead singer Chris Martin ran into Gollum portrayer Andy Serkis on an airplane. The band members' performances were captured by The Imaginarium … more »


Missy Elliott: WTF

A jittery camera and hair-trigger zooms complement the stutter-step rhythms and low-bass rumble of the first new release from music-video icon Missy Elliott in nine years. It's directed by Elliott herself and longtime collaborator Dave Meyers. 


Joanna Newsom: Divers

Here's a rarity: Joanna Newsom's latest music video, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, debuted last week in U.S. movie theaters, where it played as a pre-feature short subject at numerous independent cinemas and the Alamo Drafthouse chain. (It was also … more »


Grimes: Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream

Grimes is in full-on Halloween mode in her latest music video, which the multi-talented singer-songwriter directed and edited. Her brother, Mac Boucher, was the DP.