HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, SAID THE POP STARS!
First of all, David Fucking Fincher of The Social Network, Se7en, and the American remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo fame directed the comeback video for pop music’s “Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z. The Grammy performance was classy, the lyric video was full of teasing sensuality, and we’re happy to say that hopes for the feature music video have been more than satisfied. Fincher’s cinematography combines live performance, studio sessions, and slight choreography all into the five and a half minute video. It embodies pop music’s visuals at it’s top notch best, and glorifies the sleek 1950’s appeal.
As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, and probably countless times on Twitter, Timberlake is my husband. The 2020 Experience? C’mon, it’s obviously a nod to me. I don’t know who this Jessica Biel character is. I don’t ask. I’m digressing. The opening shirtless massage scene is my favorite part.
On the flip side of the mainstream entertainment spectrum, we have Lana Del Rey’s “Burning Desire,” which ironically is not too much of a flip side at all from “Suit and Tie”. In the same vein of Justin’s stage performance we see Del Rey stray for a more stripped, solo, and dashingly red stage set. While never a big fan of scenic car shots, the nostalgic footage that’s standard for Lana’s videos is present and make this an entertaining video for the current single off Born To Die: The Paradise Edition.
Edit: Forgot about this one, yesterday. Passion Pit premiered “Carried Away”!
Oh, and there’s the Will.I.Am. featuring Britney Spears, Waka Flocka Flame, Diddy, and Lil’ Wayne “Scream & Shout Remix” video. Diddy can tell a bitch to turn it up, but Spears’ “turn this shit up” is morphed into a stuttered edit. It’s also glittered with annoyingly blatant product placement. Continuing, when you’re in the club..you can’t turn it up. You’re not the DJ. I’m digressing again. Whatever. Click if you must.