D.A. Wallach– Glowing
When the video for the Tyler, the Creator-directed video Glowing first surfaced at the end of October, the identity of the artist was somehow shrouded with secrecy. But now, after recently outing himself as the artist behind the visuals, we can now attribute all credit to singer-songwriter D.A. Wallach.
The video takes a bittersweet view of the world and love by chronicling the lives of two people who meet as children and eventually grow old together. Touching I know. But don’t get sucked in to the soppiness just yet. In between the airy fairy, bright and beautiful shots of a young love blossoming, we’re quickly reminded of the cruel harshness of life as unsettling footage of a range of distressing world events plague the screen. Yeah love is great, but just try not to forget that the world we live in is ultimately fucked up.
Even though the narrative is a little cheesy and the track is mediocre, I’m prepared to suppress my overwhelming cynicism long enough support the video’s fundamental message that love ultimately prevails. Aww, well it is Christmas.
Say Lou Lou – Better in the Dark
You wouldn’t be judged for mistaking Say Lou Lou’s new video, Better in the Dark, for a promotional video for Dolce and Gabbana’s new haute couture range. Director Magnus Härdner has the Australian / Swedish twins Miranda and Elektra Kilbey prance around in some pretty rad gowns and to even manages to enlist a couple of chiseled jawed hunks to sit around looking moody.
Unfortunately, this allure of this video ends with the glamour and you’re just ultimately left thinking that it was all too much. Too much overly dramatic, and may I add completely needless hair flicking, too much awkward mirror shots and far too much red wine.
Wooden Shjips get mystical for Everybody Knows video
Prepare yourself for a journey into the world of woodland nymphs, complete with their misty escapades and a beautiful and majestic horse.
Admittedly, the new video from the San Francisco four-piece Wooden Shjips doesn’t offer much more than that. Crammed full of stunning shots of nature, director Austin Will is at least able to provide over 5 minutes of mythological escapism.