We’re quite the fans of Emily Kai Bock and so once again everything stopped in the It’s Nice That bat bunker at the announcement that Emily has created another stunning new music video. As we crowded round the screen, waiting in anticipation for Sebastien Schuller’s latest single to prime itself in HD, I think everybody was expecting to experience the ethereal – especially with the knowledge that this video saw the return of Emily’s collaboration with cinematographer Evan Prosofsky (the pairing which propelled Grimes’ Oblivion video onto the worlds cultural radar, becoming a defining moment in 2012).
Set against the vast achievements of the recent past, Emily’s latest video began to play, offering us up an emotive, evocative exploration that didn’t disappoint on any level. As you would expect, it’s shot beautifully, contrasting the bright, colourful environments that suggest a paradise full of fun-loving excitement and happiness with the narratives of characters isolated by their surroundings. There’s a reflective yearning in the faces of everyone the camera so eloquently focuses its gaze upon, culminating to produce something of real poignancy.
- Best of the Web: a few of our favourite things we've spotted on the internet this week
- Tom Phillips' magnum opus turned a Victorian novel into a work of art spanning 50 years
- Matisse-inspired posters for Serbian Youth Day from designer Monika Lang
- Raphael Schoen's cheerfully chaotic posters for a Swiss youth club
- Illustrators including Sam Taylor and Charlotte Mei's tributes to NWA's Straight Outta Compton
- The slides and sleep pods of LA's Silicon Beach startup scene captured by Lauren Greenfield
- A mind full of filthy ideas and creative brilliance: we visit Malika Favre
- The bizarre, twilight world of Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballesteros
- Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and Colophon create typeface that works with the Earth's tilt
- The Anonymous Sex Journal is back, and this issue is all about wanking
- The homeless Dirty Kids of America and their "rainbow party" explored in new film
- 12-year-old accidentally punches a hole $1.5 million painting