New Janelle Monae video – Cold War
Simplicity is often beautiful. As here, where we basically get three and a half minutes of the majestic Ms Monae’s face, Sinead-style (down to the tears). And what else do you need? There’s a lot going on in the music here (which, by the way, I prefer to Tightrope), and the measured video counters that perfectly. It should feel claustrophobic, but instead it’s wide open. Awesome.