Great new music videos
Here's a few of the music videos we've been enjoying recently, including some fantasy puppetry from Bat For Lashes, beautiful black and white work from Insititute for Eyes and Yoann Lemoine, and Foals bringing dot-to-dots to life.
First up is the new one from Bat For Lashes, directed by Peter Sluszka, which sees Natasha Khan enter a world of stop-motion and lifesize puppets.
Directorial duo Institute for Eyes have been hard at work, creating a beautiful black and white piece for Steve Mason, starring a mysterious bandaged man (Steve Mason).
The new James Blake video, directed by Martin de Thurah, takes us into a floating time warp, complete with an apocalypse-signifying meteor.
Us have directed a new video for Foals, which sees the band re-created as moving dot-to-dots, using real-life motion capture data.
And there's more beautiful black and white in this Yoann Lemoine directed video for his musical alter ego Woodkid, which follows a preacher on a spiritual, as well as a physical journey through some beautiful icelandic scenery. Lemoine also directed the epic Run Boy Run Woodkid video.
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Yoann Lemoine IS Woodkid...
The FOALS video is insane. Thank you for sharing, guys.
Loved FOALS as well...Steve Mason really intrigued me, too.
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