In 1973 Black Panther got his own Marvel comics series. This was during the Blaxplotation era when Isac Hayes made music for “Shaft” and Curtis Mayfield for “Superfly”. This year Black Panter got his own movie and Kendrick Lamar follow the steps of his predecessors and made music for the film, “Black Panther -the movie”. He released his songs together with others that are not in the film, into an album called “Black Panther: The Album – Music from and Inspired By”. A couple of videos from the album has been released. The videos include some images from the film but especially they capture the design and the atmosphere. Step into the fascinating world of Wakanda.
Lana Del Rey continues to nourish LA Noir and the Hollywood dream in the video “Lust for life”. Perhaps being on top of the Hollywood sign is the most exclusive place for at date. And The Weeknd is a cool “boyfriend”. Look at the video and dream away to the sound of:
“Take of your clothes…take of all your clothes…”
Winner for Best video at MTV EMA 2016 was The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk’s “Starboy” directed by Grant Singer. It’s a dark and stylish video. The Weeknd lets his criminal side take over. It’s black, it’s neon and it’s beautiful.
The video for The Weeknd’s “In the night” really lives up to its title. It’s an excursion into images of the dark side of nightlife. A masterful video which shows the story of a girl opposing her mafia pimp. The storytelling is great using flashing images showing extracts of the events. The video is dark but colorful which gives the right night life atmosphere. Directed by BRTHR (Alex Lee / Kyle Wightman)