Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
"Always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it."
This song has been the subject of an intense online loving during the last few weeks and it's so easy to understand why. Feel-good vibes, sweet grooves, a breezy chorus, all in all a perfect laid-back pop moment to soundtrack possibily any moment you'd like in your life. The video itself is a beast of its own, half enigmatic visuals, half pure crazy fun, showing how one can fit pretty much everywhere, bringing out the poetry of any moment (err, or something like that). Must see, must hear!
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
"Like stars burning holes right through the dark."
By the end of June, this was already one of my favourite songs of the year so far and that hasn't changed any bit. Basically, "Sleepyhead" is what happens when a group of good people come together with no other purpose in mind than celebrating the moment: euphoria, anthemic shoutings, sweaty grooves, pure ecstasy. A few months later and this brand-new video, all hand-made, emphasizes one of the best aspects of the song: its rough DIY attitude and the wonders you can achieve with simple tools and imagination. Must-see, must hear too!