Must-see MVs: Girl Power
Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and Lorde rule the roost with their stirring music videos.
ON MY MIND
The British pop singer's latest MV plays out like an absurdist comedy. Yet, the scenarios are somehow believable.
Set in Las Vegas, it features Goulding being scolded incessantly by her awful lover, a casino owner. Hellbent on revenge, she teams up with a gal pal and the duo ride into his casino on horses, armed with rifles. They proceed to tie him up and rob him. Talk about turning the tables.
SAME OLD LOVE
Who would have thought a Selena Gomez video could be introspective and thoughtful?
Same Old Love features the US singer being chauffeured to her concert venue. As the car cruises down the streets at night, she witnesses scenes of heartbreak - a harried single mum crying, a frustrated man yelling, a couple separating after a passionate kiss. Gomez looks pensive throughout her journey, but when she reaches her destination, she lights up the stage in a gorgeous cleavage-baring black dress. All in a day's work for a superstar, I guess.
DISCLOSURE FEAT. LORDE
This is a great example of how a powerful MV can help elevate a mediocre song. And English electronic music duo Disclosure did the right thing by engaging Lorde's services.
Magnets, which has a blah melody line, sees the New Zealand It girl playing a sexy, dangerous femme fatale. She has a torrid affair with a married man and in a twist of sorts, joins forces with the man's estranged spouse to set him ablaze in a swimming pool. Sporting dark red lipstick, Lorde looks surprisingly mature and smouldering for an 18-year-old.