Hello! Welcome to another installment of This Week In Music Videos, the weekly ET Canada blog feature where we
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(Well, aside from the ones we have featured in our daily coverage. On the off-chance you missed it, we’ve profiled new clips from Robin Thicke, Tim McGraw and Santana’s soccer loving mustache in our day-to-day blog posts.)
Let’s hop to it, shall we?
Maroon 5 – Maps (NSFW Language) Adam Levine is acting SO HARD in this promo. HE WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE ACTING YOU HANDLE! MAXIMUM ACTING! There’s even a bit where he’s being held back by an EMT dude to crank up the melodrama dial 8-12 notches. It’s a bit like watching a human version of Calculon from Futurama. “Oh, fate most cruel, would that my boundless acting skills would avail mе a sword with which to slay this wretched curse.”;
Kiesza – Giant In My Heart It was almost as if Kiesza materialized from sparkly air when “Hideaway”; blew up, eh? (Does Calgary have sparkly house-glazed air that’s popular in Europe?) In the clip for her follow-up tune, there’s lots of emotional highs and lows (sad-dude-on-a-bus alert!) as well as backup dancers wearing RECORD MITTENS! That’s certainly a great way to stand out when you’re competing with Kiesza taking centre stage with some exciting Street Fighter II kick-heavy choreography.
The Saturdays – What Are You Waiting For? The Saturdays are back! That’s certainly some welcome, sunkissed pop news. “What Are You Waiting For?”; is one of those videos that works hard to assure the viewer “don’t worry, attractive people with money are still having fun in exotic locales.”; Comforting!
Little Dragon – Pretty Girls Zombies have been done to flesh-consuming death, but it’s still nice to see a pageant-themed video every once in a while. Even with the heavy artillery and undead in the mix, the pageant in the new Little Dragon video (a sequel to the promo for “Klapp Klapp”;) is still way less unsettling than anything you’ve seen on Toddlers & Tiaras.
Lily Allen – URL Badman (NSFW Language) C’mon Lily, not all music bloggers live in their mom’s basements… Some of us live with six roommates in a shared basement apartment with mattresses stuffed with neckbeard shavings.
August Alsina featuring Rick Ross – Benediction (NSFW Language) Currently 2014’s frontrunner for the Best Attempt To Overcome Product Placement Blurring In A Video crown.
The Madden Brothers – We Are Done “WHAT I’M SAYIN’ IS THIS IS THE ANTHEM! THROW YOUR MOM’S HANDS UP!”; *Shapes goes absolutely buckwild*
That wraps things up for this week’s installment of TWIMV, but we’ll be back next week with another carefully curated set of clips.
Play us out, Dennis Madalone!