2 pros flying solo and 1 wonderful comeback

Nov 3, 2012

Today I bring you 3 very new music videos, I mean like really new, released this past week, and they're from great great music makers. The first is Young Again by Paul Banks who released his 2nd solo album, Benjamin Gibbard with Teardrop Windows who released his 1st solo album, and then we have the very expected (at least for me) No Doubt with their third single and video for Looking Hot.

Like i have said before, my favorite kind of music videos are the innovative conceptual music videos kind (with a bit of wtf sometimes),  but of course I also enjoy videos like this a lot, videos with stories mini-movie-like, videos that are funny, and videos with a specific theme (in terms of story,outfits, scenery etc.),  like these 3 respectively.

1. Young Again by Paul Banks

Paul Banks goes back to school in the video for Young Again, and ironically he looks incredibly old in here (you still hot Paul). Directed by Sophia Peer, this video has a sad feeling, like the helplessness you felt in your awkward school years, but thankfully it ends in some sweet victory...or maybe it doesnt (i want to leave some mystery for you, in case you haven't seen it).

Damn, you kids are so lucky :(

2.Teardrop Windows by Benjamin Gibbard

Ben Gibbard is a bad boy in this one, it's Ben like you have never seen him before (man i love Ben). I adore when i see people like musicians and actors who always have this serious guy facade, and they don't look like they joke around much, and then they come out and do stuff that show you they are actually funny as hell, is like, since they're not goofing around 24/7, you appreciate it more when they do. The song is great like every other Gibbard-written song, and the video was directed by Tom Scharpling


3. Looking Hot by No Doubt

And last but not least, No Doubt is looking hot, for real, they all look hot (as usual) in this native american themed video. I don't know the director yet (feel free to say it if you do), but this video, even though is nothing new it was very entertaining, and I want to hug Gwen in her red dress.

Oh yeah, this reminds me that when I watched the video on YouTube, the comments were very controversial, saying things like they are offending with racial stereotyping or something like that. I really don't think so, I honestly don't see anything but a theme used for a music video, just as some artist use African culture outfits and choreography in videos, or when someone uses ninjas, and other Japanese culture elements in their videos. I think that these things, when used in the right way, can be a celebration of culture, instead of offenses. But then again, I don't know. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think they are offending someone? yes? no?

That's all for today kids. Oh and have you seen any great new music videos lately? I would love to know, you know me,  I always appreciate new stuff!  Have a great weekend

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  1. Great post! I love these new videos, specially Ben gibbard's... and i agree with you on the no doubt vid.. you should do thia every week!

  2. indieinthecaribbeanNovember 4, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Thank you so much for your comment! I'll try