There’s been lots of great music videos released recently; here’s a round-up of the ones that have particularly caught our attention over the last month. First up is a brilliant new promo from Shynola for Coldplay…
The video is the second to be made for the track Paradise (the first, by Mat Whitecross, came out three months ago when the single was first released). Shynola’s version is a gritty live action tale, suggesting something of a new style for the directing collective, who have previously specialised in animation. There are moments of animation here still, but the promo’s strength lies in some excellent performances by the young actors who star in it, particularly the central character, played by Lily-May Crosby.
Directors: Shynola. Production company: Black Dog Films Limited.
Actor and director Samantha Morton has shot this simple but effective video for The Kills track The Last Goodbye. Production company: Prettybird.
Next up is Chris Milk’s latest for Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi’s project Rome. The animated promo is for track Two Against One, and was created in collaboration with Anthony Francisco Schepperd. It follows Milk’s multimedia extravaganza for Rome, released last summer. Production company: @radical.media.
David Wilson’s video for David Guetta track Titanium (ft. Sia) features another outstanding performance, this time from Super 8 star Ryan Lee. The promo’s been going great guns on YouTube so the chances are you might have already seen it, but I thought I’d include it here just in case. Production company: Iconoclast.
Morgan Beringer has created this hypnotic, abstract film for Matthew Dear track In The Middle (I Met You There) (ft. Jonny Pierce).
Director Daniel Brereton and Django Django’s drummer David Maclean hand-painted over 4,000 frames of film and reassembled them to create this fun promo for the band’s track, Default. Production company: Partizan.
We finish with this totally charming video for Stephin Merritt’s cover of Franz Ferdinand track Dream Again. The promo sees various familiar pieces of audio equipment come to life to sing the song. Director: Russell Weekes.
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