An assortment of recent music videos were promoted or described as having racy material but, despite a selection that includes the old guard, David Bowie, the young contender, Jack Conte, and a crowdsourced world of cursors, an air of disappointment reigns. Certainly no attempts here to shock anyone that doesn't have their shock button set on automatic.
David Bowie - The Next Day
David Bowie's "Explicit" video that requires a YouTube sign-in to verify age has some blood but is far from the "Adult-Only" fest promised by The Hollywood Reporter.
By director Floria Sigismondi and Black Dog Films, the music video for "The Next Day" is as disappointing as the song, feelling a bit lifeless by the end.
Jack Conte - Pedals
Jack Conte shows us why he needs that support from Patreon to meet his video budget. A lot of work went into the video for "Pedals!"
So much work that he released a beind-the-scenes video as well:
Pedals Behind the Scenes
Gizmodo's Mario Aguilar has trouble deciding which video is "crazier: the music video or the behind-the-scenes describing how the music video was made":
"According to the behind-the scenes film, Conte worked on the set for the video for his new song 'Pedals' 16 hours a day for 50 days."
Kilo - "Light Light"
I must have missed that part but tech bloggers seemed excited about this "browser-based experience that tracks your cursor movements and later integrates them into the video itself for future playback" for Kilo's song "Light Light."
[Thumbnail: Black Dog Films logo.]
Creative Music Videos:
- Father Tiger, Super Stereo Surf & Linkin Park
- Gotye's Somebodies, MysteryGuitarMan x Excel, Ellie Goulding x Instagram
- $120 Worth Of Fiverrs, Instagrammed Video, Projector-Dancer-Screen
Hypebot Senior Contributor Clyde Smith (@fluxresearch/@crowdfundingm) also blogs at Flux Research and Crowdfunding For Musicians. To suggest topics for Hypebot, contact: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.