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10th August 2020
Six of the best pop videos
For our latest roundup of our favourite new(ish) music videos we've gathered together an assortment of leading female talent from across the sonic spectrum. Cardi B, Ashnikko, Beyonce, Billie Eilish, Kylie Minogue and Taylor Swift unite (with reasonable social distancing, face masks and hands sanitized) to kickstart your week.

Cardi B, WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion directed by Colin Tilley, Boy in the Castle

Everyone’s favourite stripper turned Grammy winner Cardi B does her bit for the free the nipple movement with her latest Vesuvian eruption of sexual energy in collaboration with everyone’s favorite judge from HBO’s must-watch show Legendary, Megan Thee Stallion. Oh, and Kylie Jenner turns up for the party because why not we haven’t seen her in a hot minute since lockdown.

 

Ashnikko, Cry Feat. Grimes directed by Mike Anderson

Hentai meets Fortnite meets an intergalactic ballet that may or may not be a metaphor for the big bang who knows we’re all living in the matrix now and it ends with what may or may not be a Chapman Brothers fused mannequin reference but definitely is a Bishop from Aliens reference.

 

Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer, Already directed by Beyoncé

No words. Queen Bey can do no wrong and multiplied by Ghanain multi-disciplinarian Shatta Wale and Major Lazor you can’t not like this or we will cancel you.

 

Kylie Minogue, Say Something directed by Sophie Muller, Prettybird UK

Somewhere in a warehouse down an alleyway off a backlot that borders on the periphery of Sydney harbour is a portrait of Kylie Minogue that ages year upon year while somehow the real life Kylie manages to shame us all with skin and hair and teeth and an uncracking pop vocal that defies all signs of aging. And for these reasons and countless more including golden space horses and glitter and a disco beat we, the LGBTQIA community, will stand by her side until the final sunrise. We salute you Kylie.

 

Billie Eilish, My Future directed by Andrew Onorato, Chop Studio

If ever there was evidence for reincarnation it’s Billie Eilish. With an insight and wisdom and clarity of expression that most of us can only dream of achieving the unstoppable Eilish has managed to prove that everything she does is capable of opening eyes and hearts and souls.

 

Taylor Swift, Cardigan directed by Taylor Swift, Superprime

Coming out of nowhere to drop the biggest album of her career, Folklore, by stealth, Taylor Swift continues to write her own rules in the wake of last year’s social media blowup with Scooter Braun and her fearless reclaiming of her own identity with Miss Americana on Netflix. Not necessarily our favourite track off the album (um, hello Illicit Affairs…), Cardigan still manages to showcase Swift balancing her musical and visual creativity, helming the video for the launch track and making us all question whether she’s singing about a friend, a lover or reconciling her current with her past self.

 

by  Stephen Whelan

 

Credits

Cardi B, WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion 

Prod Co: Boy in the Castle

Director: Colin Tilley

Creative Director: Kollin Carter & Patientce Foster

Exec Producer: Jamee Ranta

Producer: Whitney Jackson

Director of Photography: Elias Talbot

1st AD: Ev Salomon

Editor: Vinnie Hobbs

Choreography: J.K. Creatives, Inc.

Choreographer: JaQuel Knight

Assistant Choreographers: Darina Littleton and Ashley Seldon

 

Ashnikko – Cry Feat. Grimes

Director: Mike Anderson https://mikeanderson.co/

Producer: Karina Ripper

DP/Editor: Ryan Dickie

 

Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer, Already 

Director: Beyoncé

 

Kylie Minogue, Say Something

Director: Sophie Muller

Production Company: PRETTYBIRD UK

Exec Producer: Juliette Larthe

Producer: Benji Landman

VFX: Ross McDowell

Commissioner: Faith Holmes

 

Billie Eilish, My Future

Directed by: Andrew Onorato

Produced by: Chop Studio

 

Taylor Swift, Cardigan 

Director: Taylor Swift

Director of Photography: Rodrigo Prieto

Producer: Jil Hardin

Editor: Chancler Haynes

Production Designer: Ethan Tobman

1st Ad: Joe “Oz” Osborne

Visual Effects: David Lebensfeld and Grant Miller for Ingenuity Studios

Gaffer: Josh Davis

Key Grip: Ryan Mcquire

Storyboards: Vincent Lucido

Executive Producer: Rebecca Skinner