How the “Black Hole Sun” Video Shaped Many Suburban Escapees’ Drive to Leave

The genre that gave us Soundgarden was unique to the 90s. That mournful, yet almost sultry tone of Chris Cornell being the norm for other bands of the time like Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots. And yet, where others were willing to give straightforward visual renderings of their music, Soundgarden …

Strip Away the Irony & Katy Perry’s “Bon Appétit” is The Perfect Ho Summer Anthem

Every summer has its anthem, and regardless of your opinions on Katy Perry (especially if you’re a Britney Spears fan), her latest single, “Bon Appétit” is shaping up to be the only contender thus far–unless you’re the more maudlin “Malibu” sort. While Perry is continuing down her shallow purposeful pop …

Miley Cyrus’ Latest, “Malibu”: Hole It Is Not & May Secretly Be a Love Letter to That Collie She’s Running Around With in the Video

If anyone is going to lay claim to the title “Malibu” for a song, it’s still going to be Hole, who released the song from Celebrity Skin in 1999 in late December (an appropriate doom and gloom time for the moodiness of the song and its ironic tone). Where Hole’s …

Seeking A “Real High,” Nite Jewel Takes Us on an Ambient, Trippy Journey in Latest Video

Ramona Gonzalez a.k.a. Nite Jewel has been rather prolific of late, following up 2016’s Liquid Cool with her upcoming fourth album, Real High. The eponymous first single and video from it finds Nite Jewel employing her usual brand of surrealism, with video editing that essentially updates those 90s school pictures …

Kendrick Lamar Appears to Be Taking Aim at Kanye West, Most of the Rap Industry in “Humble” Video

As Kendrick Lamar fever continues to escalate in the wake of the release of his first single, “The Heart Part 4,” from his first forthcoming album in two years, a second track, “Humble,” has only added fuel to the fire. Regardless of whether the record comes out at the hinted …

A Talking Pizza & A Commentary on Decay Amid Gentrification Among Some of the Standouts of the “Saturnz Barz” Video From Gorillaz

Picking up in a similar vein as where the video for “Hallelujah Money” featuring Benjamin Clementine left off, “Saturnz Barz” keeps the tone of Gorillaz’s forthcoming album, Humanz, political. Directed by animator and co-Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewlett, the video begins with an iPad inside a gigantic room featuring voyeuristic footage …

Pregnancy Is Still Uncomfortable in Black & White & With Natalie Portman in James Blake’s “My Willing Heart”

As James Blake’s The Colour In Anything continues to prove to be the only gift that keeps on giving from 2016, is it any wonder that the English songwriter and musician would cast Natalie Portman in his latest video for the single “My Willing Heart”? Quite frankly, no. And it’s …

Katy Perry Continues Her Grammy-Established Political Stance With Video for “Chained to the Rhythm”

After Katy Perry’s first live performance of the initial single, “Chained to the Rhythm,” from her fourth album (fifth, if you actually want to count Katy Hudson) at the highly polarizing Grammy Awards, it was pretty clear she wasn’t going to stop her recent cashing in on chicest moment in time …