Mark Stewart, founding member of The Pop Group and general post-punk figurehead, has a new single out, ‘Stereotype, featuring spots from Public Image Ltd’s Keith Levene and Factory Floor’s Nik Void. This is the premiere of the video for ‘Stereotype’, a powerful, glowing piece by Danish director Orla Fokdal that stars both Stewart and Void. The full single will be released on October 1 through Future Noise Music, and features remixes from Hype Williams, Perc, Front 242’s Daniel B, Chrissy Murderbot and Italoconnection – Stewart will also headline London’s Village Underground on September 27. Factory Floor support.
The official music video for “Viva la Vida” was directed by Hype Williams and premiered at Coldplay’s official website on 1 August 2008. The video depicts the band performing against a blurry, warped version of Eugène Delacroix’s painting La Liberté guidant le peuple. Since its release, this video “Viva La Vida” has become one of the most viewed music videos on YouTube, with over 100,000,000 views worldwide. A second, alternate video was shot in The Hague, the Netherlands, directed by Anton Corbijn and released alongside the first. This second version is a tribute to Corbijn’s video for Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” and portrays Chris Martin as the king from whose perspective the song is sung. During the video, he carries Delacroix’s painting. At the end, he hangs the picture up in a white stall on top of a hill. As he sings the last chorus, his band mates surface heading his way, tying in loose ends from the “Violet Hill” video.
Jack White has dropped his latest video for “Freedom at 21,” one of the standout tracks off his first solo record, Blunderbuss. Directed by Hype Williams, the video finds Jack White on the run from the law after racking up more than a few traffic violations. He gets stopped and frisked by a sexy traffic cop, then hauled off to jail, where a scantily clad inmate starts to grind on the him. [Source]