M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”
Admittedly, I immediately brushed this song aside the first time I head it, mostly because I feel M.I.A. is a over-hyped, hypocritical loudmouth (and she did not do herself any favors with the now infamous Super Bowl finger.) However, shortly after the single dropped, so did this equally addictive and badass video, forcing a re-listen and new found appreciation.
The song relies on a catchy lyrically hook-like chorus that drills itself into your head with the bluntness of a sledgehammer, reminiscent of Wiz Khalifa’s jam “Black and Yellow.” While, accompanied by a video full of burka-clad women whipping around street cars and M.I.A. standing on the windows of one while it drives on two wheels makes the song not only something to hear, but a spectacle to see.
Neon Indian – “Fallout”
According the people over at Adult Swim, the inspiration for Neon Indian’s new video off last year’s standout album, Era Extrana, came about as follows:
When we heard “Fallout” from Neon Indian’s new record, Era Extrana, we knew we had to do something with him. So we tracked his ass down and said “let us make you a video!” He said “Uhhh, sure…” and we immediately called Lilfuchs, who made this homage to 80′s toons and sexy commercials. Put your arm around someone and click on this bad boy.
All I can say is I don’t remember my ’80s cartoons of G.I. Joe and Transformers looking like this.
Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks”
A bit of a departure from the last two songs comes the upbeat and energizing single from Icelandic folk-pop group Of Monsters and Men. The song “Little Talks” will feature on their upcoming debut album due out April 3rd and its video was released last Friday.
The video is loaded with CGI-visuals that take you on a mind-bending, monster-escaping dream-like fantasy sequence that is completely captivating and so well done that Tim Burton may be calling for royalties; enjoy the snow-covered chase.