Every week, PAPER takes a look at the most important new music video and track releases of the weeks and puts them altogether right here for you. This week saw new visual releases from Alice Glass, Troye Sivan, Majid Jordan, Future and Young Thug (twice!) and more. Watch this week's best videos below:
"Forgiveness" - Alice Glass
Canadian singer and former Crystal Castles frontwoman
Alice Glass serves us lo-fi rebel girl realness in the Lindsay-Mann video for "Forgiveness," a track off Glass' self-titled solo debut EP, released last summer.
"Deco Juug" - Deco Fam
Miami-based rap crew Deco Fam, comprised of rappers Deco Ho Chi Mayne, Deco STLN and producer SUPR SPRT released the wild house party video for "Deco Juug." Given that both Mayne and STLN are footwear designers at Puma, it's not surprising the clip has a stylish, gif-able edge.
"Liability (Demo)" - Tove Styrke
Swedish singer Tove Styrke's cult-favorite cover of Lorde's "Liability" off her 2017 album
Melodrama gets a moody video to go along with it.
"My My My!" - Troye Sivan
The video that had
everyone talking this week was the Grant Singer ("Green Light" by Lorde) directed video for Sivan's brand new single, the celebratory "My My My!" The video itself shows Sivan dancing in an empty warehouse with flashing lights and a dramatic, exuberant flair.
"Mr. 10pm Bedtime" - GIRLI
In the video for "Mr. 10pm Bedtime" off GIRLI's 2017 EP "Hot Mess," the singer and her pink bedroom take on the dullness of her early-retiring neighbor and his gray, utilitarian life. Can you guess who wins?
"All Da Smoke" - Young Thug and Future
Young Thug dropped not one but two video releases from their collaborative project Super Slimey this week, and the clip for "All Da Smoke" introduces us to a gang of kids that escape their group home and make their way to an abandoned theater where Future and Young Thug are performing. It's definitely one of the better visuals we've seen from the artists in awhile.
"Gave Your Love Away" - Majid Jordan
Toronto OVO Sound duo Majid Jordan shared the video this week for "Gave Your Love Away," the standout track from their album
The Space Between. The visuals for the mellow synth-pop song, directed by Common-Good, is set during a girl's night session at at a karaoke spot, replete with cheesy karaoke-style visuals starring Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman.
"Your Dog" - Soccer Mommy
The Weird Life-directed video for "Your Dog," the first single from Soccer Mommy's upcoming album
Clean, is a bleakly humorous horror clip starring Sophie Allison as a woman in the immediate aftermath of a violent outburst. It's a metaphor for the end of a bad relationship, and feels just as darkly numb and surreal.
"Pearly Gates" - U.S. Girls featuring James Baley
Noise-pop project U.S. Girls released the video for "Pearly Gates" featuring James Baley, and frontwoman Meghan Remy had this to say about the track: "Some years back a story was recounted to me about a man attempting to convince a woman to engage in unprotected sex by saying, 'Don't worry, I'm really good at pulling out.' I thought this was a hilariously stupid thing to say and knew one day I would build a song around this line."
What's not to love about a Colin Tilley ("Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj, "Alright" by Kendrick Lamar) directed video in which Ansel Elgort sing-raps while drenched in sweat? Absolutely nothing.
"Curious" - Hayley Kiyoko
Hayley Kiyoko dropped the visuals for her latest single "Curious" and it's a beautifully shot meditation on the complicated dynamics of queer love. The 26-year-old pop star co-directed the video with James Larese and said in a press release, "This song is all about self-respect and knowing when to walk away when someone you care about is playing games. The treatment I came up with for the video helps gets that point across in a fun and tongue-in-cheek way."