Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Arcade Fire’s new single Reflektor, released this week, is nothing but seven minutes of epic disco magic. Magic can also be used to describe the two music videos that followed the release, the truly intriguing virtual projection Just a Reflektor, and Dutch director Anton Corbijn’s surreal story set in black and white. The first, highly interactive video, directed by Vincent Morisset and created by Google Creative Lab, was filmed in Haiti and tells the story of a young girl who travels between two worlds, hers and ours. The graphics and visual effects reflect the movements of the your smartphone or tablet, which lets you take part in the experience. Watch Anton Corbijn’s video below and check out the interactive video Just a Reflektor here.
The British magazine The Gentlewoman is something as rare as a women’s magazine that takes women seriously. The biannual magazine offers a fresh and intelligent take on fashion and in-depth interviews with inspirational women. In time with the release of The Gentlewoman’s latest issue, they’ve also launched a brand new website, gathering interviews and images of their many fabulous subjects and contributors. Check it out here.
Anna von Hausswolff – Funeral For My Future Children
Swedish singer Anna von Hausswolff made her debut with the highly celebrated Singing From The Grave in 2010 and last summer she followed up her initial success with Ceremony, a mesmerizing exploration of the pipe organ. While being in New York this summer, the American NPR captured a beautiful rendition of Anna von Hausswolff’s song Funeral For My Future Children, taken from the album Ceremony. Given that she needed to perform the song on a pipe organ, it took some for the team to find the perfect location, but finally they found Christ Church, a United Methodist church on Park Avenue. Watch the video here.
Inside Chanel is a series of beautifully animated films, tracing the mythical history of the legendary fashion house. To date they’ve covered everything from the boucle jacket to Marilyn Monroe’s relationship with Chanel No5 to their fine jewellery. This week they released five short films detailing the life and history of Gabrielle Coco Chanel herself, the young orphan who became a legend. See the films here.
Lorentz & Sakarias feat. Duvchi – Molnen
When Swedish hip hop duo Lorentz & Sakarias released their album Himlen är som mörkast när stjärnorna lyser som starkast last year, there was one song that truly got us hooked, the dark and ethereal tune Molnen, made in collaboration with Duvchi. This week they finally released the song’s music video, and it was just as dreamy and surreal as one could have hoped for. Directed by Marcus Lundin, it stars the beautiful Elsa Ekman. Watch it above.