Hovering, happiness, exploding pants and stifling violent sobs at the office.
1. KAYTRANADA feat. Anderson .Paak "GLOWED UP"
Kaytranada is so cool he probably hovers everywhere instead of walking at this point. I ain't mad at Anderson .Paak casually strolling all over this track, either. Blowing up!
2. TIGRAN AVETISYAN for SHOWSTUDIO / Machine A
Speaking of blowing up (ha!) : this is not just a fashion shoot with balloons in pink jogging pants, it's a comment on fast changing body shape standards in the fashion industry. So it's OK to watch it three times and then show it to everyone you know.
3. WOODKID "LAND OF ALL"
Why don't you just come over to my office and directly jam a finger in my tear ducts, Mr. Woodkid? Jeez. Those sweeping violins and rainbows and 'I miss you dad' stuff... Trying to stifle violent sobs while sitting across from your colleagues might be OK for aristocratic characters in a 19th-Century Russian novel, but it's kind of frowned upon by today's professional etiquette standards.
4. CHANCE THE RAPPER feat. SABA : "ANGELS"
Ahhhh. Now this will lighten anyone up. Happiness, bottled and poured over a mixing deck, short-curcuiting and creating a superhero MC for 2016.
GIF intermission: ADAM PIZURNY
And just like that, the mask deflates. Found at Hi*Fructose.
... aaaaand as always: a funny one to end:
5. BABY METAL LIVE AT THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
Point: Let's be honest, you've seen and heard worse metal than this. Also: several J-Pop and K-Pop bands literally sign their life away when they get a record deal: they are forced to sever all ties with friends and family and are forbidden to engage in relationships not sanctioned by their corporate music overlords. Brutal.
Counterpoint: So the Kooples had their line of fake metal designs, then Mr. JB is wearing Misfits shirts (thanks to Fear of God) on stage and just last week, I saw a Slayer T-shirt (stripped from cumbersome Satanic stuff) in an H&M window. I think the people of metal town have suffered enough, your honor.