Music Video

Music Video: Mayer Hawthorne's analogue police chase video with a lyrical bonus

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

Remember how fantastic camcorders were in the 90s? Mayer Hawthorne was evidently a fan; the video for his song Crime is a super stripped-back remembrance of that golden era. It all seems like an uninterrupted nostalgia fest, actually, until the singing starts, when line by line the lyrics pop up in the analogue text in the borders like the coolest karaoke video ever made. And in case that isn’t enough, the video footage used is taken from the cameras used on the dashboards of police cars, so they’re filming actual criminals, too. Simple, but very effective. Now who wants to talk about Tamagotchis?

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    Mayer Hawthorne feat. Kendrick Lamar: Crime

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    Mayer Hawthorne feat. Kendrick Lamar: Crime

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    Mayer Hawthorne feat. Kendrick Lamar: Crime

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    Mayer Hawthorne feat. Kendrick Lamar: Crime

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Assistant Editor Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast. She also oversees our London listings guide This At There.