This was a great week for music videos. Consider: Enormous lovable dork Shawn Mendes straight-up remade Lost In Translation with himself in the Bill Murray role, a commendably ridiculous thing to even consider doing. Meanwhile, Deerhunter put on cowboy hats and made the Terrence Malick version of an early-’90s Buzz Bin video. And yet neither one of them made it onto this week’s list. Instead, this week’s picks are below.
The gorgeous arthouse reimagining of Lady Deathstrike’s death in X2: X-Men United.
In which Miranda Lambert gives the world’s sparkliest side-eye.
A claymation Open Mike Eagle chokeslams a racist NFL owner, and then a claymation Colin Kaepernick throws a football at a Jeep and makes it explode. Honestly, it’s amazing that this isn’t #1.
This would’ve been an exceptional mostly-single-take pop video even without the Argento lighting. It’s just that the Argento lighting pushes it to a whole new level.
I don’t want to oversell this video, undersell it, or spoil a single thing that happens. Just watch the motherfucker.