Disclosure

Last night, the British dance duo Disclosure posted a new music video for “Help Me Lose My Mind,” a London Grammar collaboration from their excellent debut album Settle. I didn’t see it, and you probably didn’t either. Because shortly after the video went up, it came down again. Usually, when something like this happens, it’s because the label accidentally posted it before sending out a press release about it, or something like that. This time, though, the label, PMR Records, had fundamental problems with the video itself. Here’s the statement that the label issued:

The video for Disclosure’s new single “Help Me Lose My Mind” was revealed this morning and as with previous Disclosure videos, it was about the connection of people having a good time, something that Disclosure want associated with their music and what we hope people have done when they’ve seen the band live or while listening to their music. Unfortunately the video has received a few comments referencing the use of drugs within the video.

PMR feel very strongly against the glamorisation of drugs in any capacity and as such we have made the decision to remove the video.

(via PMR)

Time will tell if a reedited version of the video sees the light of day. In any case, it’s too bad that dance music has no lawless Worldstar equivalent, just so we could see how bad the video is.

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Comments (7)
  1. Too Much 4 Much! (Canadian TV reference)

  2. The video was actually AWESOME! It made me think, I really never saw a music video like that, from a “mainstream” band, being so natural about the relation between drugs and party people, really sweet… without the whole political and morals… it’s a shame it was pulled.

  3. What a shame. Really wish I got to see it considering this is my favourite track by the group. When signing an electronic act to your label, there are some aspects that are generally understood but maybe unspoken. The video was just reaching out to the audience I’d assume.

  4. I happened to see the video last night. I didn’t notice the drug reference – people were driving on a city bus that became invisible at the end… I think. Maybe I wasn’t paying close enough attention.

  5. Seriously, who the hell runs their PR dept?!

    Who in their right mind is going to care if a electronic act’s music video has some drug references?! Have these people not seen the last 10 years of music videos?!

  6. it was an amazing beautiful video. the alleged drug use was never explicit just implied, dilated eyes and such, but the overall feeling was astonishing and accompanied the music perfectly.

  7. anyone have a link to view the original video?

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