The battle for Song of the Summer has no clear winner this year. My vote goes to Walk the Moon’s ‘Shut Up and Dance,’ which had a strong Billboard run and embodies the spirit a Song of the Summer should exhibit.
St. Vincent showed up in my video round-up last year with ‘Cruel,’ a video in which she was kidnapped by a family, forced to serve them and then buried alive in the front yard.
This year she returns as a giant museum exhibit who breaks free from her bonds before literally falling to pieces.
I think the woman has some issues. Fortunately she’s working them out through compelling short films for our enjoyment.