There have been a lot of musicvideo premieres this week. A lot. And for those ofyou who can’t race home from school to catch your afternoon fill of TRL, we atPopwatch have searched far and wide to bring you the best new music videosaround. (Actually, I just picked a few I really, really liked.) Enjoy!
”Can’t Forget About You”: Nas and Chrisette Michele
Nas’ nostalgic storybook rhymesare given the red carpet treatment in this beautifully made video thatalso features a lovely chanteuse by the name of Chrisette Michele (a risingstar, from the looks of it.) It’s the perfect send up to a greatcity and great music. Watch till the end for a lovely surprise centered on thetrack’s ”Unforgettable” sample.
”Bird Flu”: M.I.A.
Sri Lankan via London rapper M.I.A. returns with theinfectious (no pun intended) “Bird Flu,” a fast paced and colorfulvideo filmed in South Asia with adorable kids as phenom dance extras. Hopefully, another album will followshortly.
”Smiley Faces”: GnarlsBarkley
Gnarls Barkley latest video (pictured) plays like acheeky, Zelig-like mockumentary and places the quirky duo at the scene of nearly every musically groundbreaking moment from the last century. While the video isfarce, the group’s mainstay presence in music today is not; they’re stillmaking interesting clips and releasing singles from a debut album that’s beenout for almost a year. (Well, the clip’s been lurking on YouTube for months, but it’s new to MTV, at any rate.) Love the faux-interview cameos from Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell — hey, it’s almost a Blue Velvet reunion!
Any other new videos catch youreye?