Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I didn’t do the last two installments of this column because I was on vacation. So I’d like to thank my colleagues, Gabriela Tully Claymore and Ryan Leas, for filling in for me. And I would like to advise all of you, out there in the world, to think twice about taking your six-year-old on the Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror. It’s not worth it. Don’t do it. This week’s picks are below.

5. Yuna – “Forevermore” (Dir. Adam Sinclair)

Somehow, before this video, I lived my entire life without even passively wondering what Malaysia looks like. It turns out that Malaysia looks fucking amazing.

4. Aldous Harding – “Fixture Picture” (Dir. Aldous Harding & Jack Whiteley)

If you’re a singer-songwriter and you don’t have your own Jodorowsky cowpoke band playing behind you, you lost.

3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Planet B” (Dir. ?)

Australians are weird.

2. Christine And The Queens – “Comme Si” (Dir. David Wilson)

Héloïse Letissier reminds me of Buster Keaton or Jackie Chan — someone so in control of both her body and the environment around her that she is capable of mind-boggling feats of entertainment. The whole idea of this video — the Shakespearean arc of Ophelia, told through the medium of krumping — is absolutely fucking ridiculous, and nobody should ever try it. And yet.

1. Tierra Whack – “Unemployed” (Dir. Cat Solen)

Right now, there is a person out there in the world, operating on a high artistic level and doing it as some kind of unholy fusion of Missy Elliott and David Cronenberg. What a time.