The latest from Promo News
The latest Taylor Swift video directed by Joseph Kahn was never going to be anything less than spectacular, and this one for Wildest Dreams was shot on location in Africa. An extraordinary version of Africa it is too: the wild animals are tame, and actual Africans are as rare as hen's teeth.
The video for Mancunian troubadour Nev Cottee's Follow The Sun follows a man to the seaside as he tries to alleviate the pain of his loneliness.
It was made by Stephen Miller and Bradley Franklin - by day, a Flame artist and motion graphic artist at Gramercy Park Studios – who got together as Sell Everything to make the promo for this slow-burning pedal steel-laden anthem.
Georgia Hudson has conjured an intimate performance video in an unusual location for British singer/producer Kyan. He performs his song Sometimes on white grand piano under grey skies on a wet North Sea beach, in a video characterised by the DoP Adam Scarth's fluid camerawork.
Will Young keeps them coming, with the latest video from his album 85% Proof - Dan Henshaw's stylish and poignant promo for Joy. And once again Will gives a wholehearted and winning performance, this time in the role of a human-scale mannequin who comes alive in what first appears to be a lifesize 1950s dolls house.
Los Perez video for JR JR's song Gone sees the positive little tune cheering people right up when they need it the most. Well, halfway cheered up that is.
Franklyn Banks, director of music videos for Gaz Coombes, Lonely The Brave, Tunng and others has now signed to Gas & Electric for music videos.
Máni Sigfússon's video for Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds & German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott's composition named Eyes Shut, may be overly slow for some, yet it boasts a wholly unique elegance characterised by its exceptional wide-angle camerawork and its highly unusual tinted colouring.
Jonas Åkerlund's video for young British old-school rockers The Struts harks back to the good old days of punk, glam, sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, with central London providing the backdrop for some classically louche behaviour involving girls and bottles of Jack. Looks like they're having a whale of a time.
A slightly slower month for releases, appropriately enough, in the dog days of our rain-sodden late summer, but some real doozies came out in August.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back and at it again in this jawdropper of a production number for Downtown, self-directed by Ben Haggerty (aka Macklemore), Lewis and regular collaborator Jason Koenig).