Remakes are popular in movies but making new (official) music videos aren’t so common. Paul McCartney is re releasing two albums from the eighties and also releases new music video for the song “Say Say Say” featuring Michael Jackson. In the new video there is no appearance from Paul and Michael but the pictures is much more connected to the music. The song sounds fresh with the new video and might find a new audience. The old video is funny but you might as well watch it without the music. The new one is on the other hand nothing without the music.
Kanye West goes human. In the video “Only one” directed by Spike Jonze he shows his emotional fatherly side. No glamour or fancy effects. Just Kanye and his daughter on a long and winding road. The simple style is a perfect combination to the low-key song. Nice ending with the still picture.
Also just released from the West & McCartney collaboration is the video for “FourFiveSeconds” with Rhianna on lead vocals. Simple seem to be the key word. The video is based on Rhiannas charisma and the fascination of seeing these three celebrities together. Just like food – you don’t have to complicate it if the raw stuff is good.
Winner for best music video at Grammy Awards was Justin Timberlakes “Suit & Tie”, directed by David Fincher. And winner of best music film was Paul McCartney’s “Live kisses”, directed by Jonas Åkerlund.
Paul McCartney is out with a new video for his song “Quennie Eye”. Filmed in the classic Abbey Road studio. A charming video that evolves. Look also at ‘The making of…’.