The week’s best clips, singles, downloads and audiostreams
THE DARKER THE SHADOW THE BRIGHTER THE LIGHT In My Head ★★★ Directed by ex-Streets rapper Mike Skinner, and starring TV presenter Alexa Chung (whose debut fashion collection it showcases), this video for Skinner’s latest music project was shot in Lismore Castle, Co Waterford and contains the most gratuitous thirtysomething lifestyle porn this side of Master of None. Skinner and Chung actually collaborated once before on The Streets’ 2004 Could Well
Be In video, a fact the video addresses in a poignant and indulgent manner, again, reminiscent of Aziz Ansari’s infuriating Netflix series.
CARLY RAE JEPSEN Cut to the Feeling ★★★★ Interscope One of a reputed 250 songs recorded for, but not included upon, Jepsen’s 2015 album
Emotion, Cut to the Feeling is a belter of a pop anthem. It belatedly sees the light of day now, thanks to it’s inclusion on the soundtrack to French kids animated film titled Leap! Jepsen.
RUSANGANO FAMILY I Know You Know ★★★ On their first new single since winning last year’s Choice Music Prize, Limerick trio the Rusangano Family raise issues surrounding mental health in Ireland… Which they believe young people should never, ever discuss due to the stigma around doing so. (Okay, I made that last part up.) The single will be launched at D-Light Studios in Dublin on June 14th. A talk by Blindboy Boatclub and a video by director Bob Gallagher, will of course emphasise the importance of taking a proactive approach to maintaining mental health.
IGGY AZALEA ft. ANITTA Switch (Live on Jimmy Fallon) ★★ In a radio interview earlier this week, Iggy Azalea referred to her posterior as a “craft project” and spent six full minutes divulging her daily “butt prep” regimen. Which, frankly, makes it hard to focus on anything else here. Seriously, how does she walk with that thing following her around?