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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Today, we at Stereogum bid a fond and tearful farewell to Gabriela Tully Claymore. For the past four and a half years, Gabriela has been an absolutely crucial part of this website. Frankly, I have no idea what the fuck we’re going to do without her. I guess we’ll see! This week’s picks are below.

5. Rita Ora – “New Look” (Dir. Tatia Pilieva)

Nobody should be allowed to do the cars-driving-up-on-diagonal-wheels thing after M.I.A. filed her nails in the “Bad Girls” video, but Rita Ora’s The Fast & The Furious: Dubai Drift is still more fun than it probably should be.

4. A$AP Ferg – “Floor Seats” (Dir. Valentin Petit)

When shown in the right light, New York can still be just about the coolest-looking place on earth.

3. Stunna4Vegas – “Ashley” (Feat. DaBaby) (Dir. Reel Goats)

At this point, we should all be pretty immune to the idea of seeing old sitcoms reenacted as raunchy rap videos. But I see DaBaby do the Carlton dance, and I just fucking lose it. I’m sorry.

2. Blood Orange – “Benzo” (Dir. Devonté Hynes)

Restaging Marie Antoinette as a celebration of post-gender black artistry is such a glorious flex.

1. Charli XCX & Christine And The Queens – “Gone” (Dir. Colin Solal Cardo)

Look: You can rent a soundstage. You can pay for lighting effects and rain machines and pyro. You can even tie a couple of people to the hood of a car. But you can’t buy chemistry. You can’t fake it, either. Chemistry just has to happen. Here, it does.