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Year’s Best: OKP’s Top 14 Music Videos Of 2014

Year’s Best: OKP’s Top 14 Music Videos Of 2014

Year's Best: OKP's Top 14 Music Videos Of 2014

11. Childish Gambino – “Sweatpants/Urn” [dir. Hiro Murai]

Childish Gambino and Hiro Murai‘s collaborative visual for “Sweatpants/Urn” is as playful as it is sharp and as displacing as it is poignant. Bino & Murai’s double feature appropriates a critique of the “techno-loop” to a Groundhogs Day meets Multiplicity type of aesthetic that is designed to leave you scratching your head at least a little bit. But if anything can be said for the clip, it’s that Glover’s knack for pushing audible and visual boundaries can be echoed by one man alone and that is inarguably Murai. After the curtain draws, the sci-fi treatment morphs into something deeper and stranger altogether, finding Glover in a field of whirling lights, almost weightless as he transitions into the tender croon of “Urn,” which is still the best minute and some change of Rhodes-soaked balladry 2013 had to offer. All of this makes for one of the most stunning visual treatments of the year and proves definitively that Bino and Murai are two madcap minds in a pod of surreal sci-fi fanyboyism. – Zo

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