Music Video of the Day: Eve of Destruction by the Chemical Brothers, featuring AURORA and Nene (2019, dir by Marcus Lyall and Adam Smith)


Oh hell yeah!

From The Chemical Brothers, here’s the video for the lead track off of No Geography, Eve of Destruction!

Judging from what AURORA and Nene have to say on this track, it would appear that the world is on the verge of ending.  Humans minds are simplified.  Sacrifice is justified.  We can’t afford the water.  But maybe — just maybe — you can find a friend to dance with for the weekend.

And really, that’s the whole meaning of life, isn’t it?  Things are frequently terrible but at least you can still dance.  So, what are you going to do?  Sit around and whine on twitter or are you going to get out there and dance and at least enjoy the eve of your destruction?  Because seriously, if the whole world’s going to end anyway, you might as well have a good time before your turned into ash and wiped off of the face of history.

Fortunately, judging from this video, it does appear that we do have a plan in place in case the world gets attacked by vaguely goofy kaiju.  So, there’s at least one reason to be optimistic.

Anyway, I love the Chemical Brothers, I love this track especially, and I am totally in love with this video.  AURORA and the Chemical Brothers are exactly what the world needs right now!

Enjoy!

Music Video of the Day: Escape Velocity by the Chemical Brothers (2010, dir by Adam Smith and Marcus Lyal)


Hi there, everyone!

Today’s music video of the day is the video for the 2nd track off of The Chemical Brothers’s Further.  Things pick up exactly where Snow ended, with the woman swimming under water.  (The woman is played by Jenny Godding when she’s swimming and by Romola Garai when she’s not.)  When the woman emerges from the water, she is treated to a light show that should be familiar to anyone who has been lucky enough to see The Chemical Brothers perform live.

I know, I know.  This is the type of music that drives some people crazy.  I happen to love it.  It’s all about the way it makes you feel and it makes me feel like dancing.

Enjoy!

 

Music Video of the Day: Snow (2010, dir by Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall)


As I sit here writing up today’s music video of the day, the temperature outside is plunging.  When I woke up this morning, it was 40 degrees outside.  Tonight, it’s 33 degrees and getting colder.  This weather may not be good for my asthma but at least it finally feels like Christmas around here!  Best of all, it might snow tonight.  My plan is not to sleep tonight.  Instead, I’m going to sit in front of a window, write, and look for snow.

Living in Texas, I’m lucky if I get to see snow twice in one year.  It snowed back in January.  Didn’t last for long.  It looked something like this:

Photograph taken on January 8th, 2017 by Erin Nicole. This is what we consider to be a lot of snow in Texas. Stop laughing at us, Canada.

Anyway, Snow is not only what’s on my mind but it’s also the title of today’s music video of the day!  Snow was the first track off of The Chemical Brothers’ seventh studio album, Further.  All 8 of the tracks featured a video directed by Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall.  Snow‘s dreamlike video features Jenny Godding swimming.  Intentionally or not, it reminds me a good deal of Irene Miracle’s surrealistic swim in Dario Argento’s Inferno.

Jenny Godding is also featured on the cover of Further.

Enjoy!