ZHU is never one to shy away from the darker side of music, and the LA maestro’s new music video wholly capitalizes on his moody, bleak aesthetic. Now the producer released a video accompaniment for “Still Want U” with Karnaval Blues, off his new album, Ringos Desert Pt. 1, which landed in April.
The video, co-directed by Yero Brown and Steven Zhu, displays a dark doleful aesthetic that has all the visual elements of a neo noir film, with menacing themes, key lighting, and clean stage designs that perfectly match the mood of the track.
Fresh off the release of their remix of Tycho, Poolside dropped off a music video for their original “Feel Alright.” The video follows pro skateboarder Braydon Szafranski as he journeys from his couch to the desert, up a mountain, and back again, as he works through the end of a relationship. It’s a surreal, gorgeously shot video that makes for a strong accompaniment to Poolside’s grooving track.
The band also announced a new summer tour, their first since 2013 and in support of their 2017 record, Heat. The California group kicks things off with a number of dates in their home state, before heading east — with a notable stop at Electric Forest — with stops in Detroit, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and many more.
On “Potential,” the Ghostly International group, consisting of cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam, made a conscious effort to grow their sound. An atmospheric opening morphs into a subdued production, with a focus on Kaul’s characteristically effortless vocals and Lam’s subtly clever arrangements. It’s a track that displays its ambition in a reserved manner — one that bodes well for the duo’s upcoming efforts.
The video released concurrently with “Potential” fits the bittersweet tone of the track itself, following both Kaul and Lam separately before uniting. A number of effects to give the video a nostalgic, glitchy look similarly match the emotions of the track.
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Justice have shared the new music video for “Stop” from the duo’s lauded 2016 LP Woman. The new feature, animated by another French creative pairing, illustrators Mrzyk & Moricea, accents the dreamy, slow-burn disco cut with a synesthetic dose of neon that perfectly completes the song’s retro aesthetic. Scaling back the album’s psychedelic dance ballad to a leaner radio edit, the “Stop” video winds and weaves through a spacial landscape of shifting imagery, projecting some of Justice’s most iconic visual staples along with plenty of stimulating graphic symbolism.
The video comes in conjunction with more good news for Justice fans. The French electro visionaries are currently amid a packed international touring circuit in support of their most recent studio album, and they’ve just added a rare live stream event to their itinerary. Adding to their list of high-profile performances, Xavier and Gaspard have been announced as the musical headliners for this year’s Google I/O conference. The set will be live streamed on YouTube on May 9 from Shoreline Amphitheater, and will include opening support from Phantogram, as well as a live debut of the new “Stop” music video.
The video incorporates Robert Lloyd’s infamous mantra, “slow and steady wins the race,” to portray a comically chaotic office space at 5pm on a Friday. While a vicious fight breaks out among the employees, a sloth is seen scaling the cubicles–affirming Lloyd’s sage advice, as fuzzy little guy is the first to reach the elevator. Silly humans.