Grimes – Oblivion

Although the fan video for “Oblivion” that I posted a little while back featuring footage from Roman Polanski’s ‘Repulsion’ might still be fresh in your mind, this is actually the first official video that has been released for Grimes’ ‘Visions’ album. And oh what a doozy it is. “Oblivion” has been one of my very favorite songs recently and this video just knocked it out of the park for me.

The majority of footage for the video was shot impromptu YouTube-style at a public football game and motocross event with random people joining in/interrupting the shot, which gives the video this really authentic immediacy and feeling of Americana. The video is just so fun and free-spirited, you can’t help but love it. And Grimes gives everything so much energy. She seems to be having a blast in every shot and her fashion choices make it feel like you’re watching the trailer for the new hipster sequel to ‘Juno’. This video is can’t miss.

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