Welcome to FACT’s weekly video round-up.
As we note at the end of every year, music videos have never been better. But too often, music videos — along with documentaries, live sets and interview clips — get lost in the shuffle of news and new music.
With that in mind, FACT is doing what it does for mixes, mixtapes, vinyl and more: rounding up the internet’s best videos on a weekly basis. And to remove our bias, we won’t be including our own content — you’ll have to stay tuned to FACT TV for all your Against The Clock, FACT Freestyles and Confessions needs.
‘Everybody In The Club Gettin Shot’
The catchiest song on Who’s Gonna Get Fucked First? gets possibly Awful’s best video yet: an all-pink sex party with #TYBG bullets, spin-the-switchblade and gun-based oral sex. Stay tuned for the ultraviolent epilogue.
‘Iron Cages / Twitch Queen’
Dir: Yulan Grant
The two-in-one video for ‘Iron Cages / Twitch Queen’ splices over a hundred YouTube clips, blasting images of police violence, political unrest, space exploration and more as guns are fired into the air in time with the beat.
‘Billie Jean x Dance’
Dir: Monty Marsh
Dawn Richard is pure sex in this clip, which joins Blackheart cut ‘Billie Jean’ with new single ‘Dance’ into an American Beauty-referencing fantasy that is part S&M club, part dance party.
Nosaj Thing feat. Chance The Rapper & The O’My’s
A pair of dancers turn the moody, drug-dazed ‘Cold Stares’ into interpretative choreography. Shot (at least in part) by drones, the video exposes the wireframes of a 3D environment, revealing the Matrix.
Dir: Sander Houtkruijer
Choreographer/dancer Kiani Del Valle challenges herself to a dance battle in an abandoned training gym that was originally used for the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Rap iconoclasts open a lemonade stand on the corner. Overhead shots of city streets and skateboarders give it some of that pre-Giuliani New York City flavor.
Dir: Brantley Gutierrez
Emma Stone dances her way through the iconic Queen Mary with movie palace grandeur alongside sailor boys and disembodied limbs.
The Holy KIT
The LA-via-Chicago rapper continues his streak of videos with a low-concept clip that is a tribute to good location scouting: KIT raps in a drained, graffiti-covered pool on the grounds of an abandoned mansion.