The latest from Promo News
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).
There's love and there's some blood on the dancefloor in Dawn Shadforth's marvellous video for Hurts' Lights - a nightclub odyssey where chemistry explodes utterly believeably between two strangers – the man, played by Theo Hutchcraft (definitely out of his usual ice-cool persona mode), and the feisty girl. And that's just for starters.
At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, held in Los Angeles last night (August 30), Taylor Swift's cameo-studded video for Bad Blood, directed by Joseph Kahn, won Video Of The Year - with Joseph and several co-stars joining the singer on stage to collect the award (above).
TJ Andrade has directed Ad Lucem – which is Latin for 'towards the light' – for Paris-based brand Imemoi with music by BAFTA-winning composer Cliff Martinez.
With evocative imagery shot by Andrade himself, a woman (played by Alicia Ruelas) escapes from her dangerous life in the city to the wide open spaces of a dream-like desert...