Today’s POP is George getting weirded out by MS MR (in a good way)…
Boy-girl dream pop duo Ms Mr owned 2012 with their DIY video collage of Tumblr images for 'Hurricane'. They have now returned with an ‘official’ version of the video that immediately marks their space in the MTV archives; a weird, theatrical, disturbing fable in full technicolor. The new version of Ms Mr's Hurricane video does exactly what a music video should; provides intense visual stimulation while also provoking a reaction to the story told in moving images as well as the one held within the song.
Hurricane features singer Lizzy Plapinger. body-painted baby blue with perfect pink Marilyn candy floss curls. A surreal Jeremy Scott face swimsuit completes her alien appearance, while her musical partner Max Hershenow seems to have gone full Hellboy in the face. These strange creatures are the silent narrators to various other bizarre relationships; freaks fall in love with freaks, a slender girl is sent into glitter ecstasies, revulsion turns to love, pink goo drips eerily from the hairline of an apathetic teenager and Lizzie gets friendly with a disembodied hand that's more suited to a horror film than a sex scene.
It's a dark beautiful twisted fantasy.
Words Georgina Langford
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