Their previous video for Boyfriend (directed by Taylor Cohen) came out last summer and drew controversially racist comments from some ignorant individuals opposing its depiction of average looking Mexican youths in an American indie rock vignette, as in ugly looking ethnic folk have no place alternative music. (As a resident of dreary Britain, pretty much all Latin people look stunningly exotic to me.)
To be honest, it was this very creative decision to use Mexican kids of ordinary appearance that actually made the music video for Boyfriend even more special. It's a beautifully cute clip that totally fits the song.
Best Coast is back with a new video for their latest song Our Deal. The video is directed by Drew Barrymore and plays out like a cross between West Side Story meets The Warriors; the action taking place on rooftops and across deserted cityscapes in an abandoned Los Angeles.
The cool thing about employing a celebrity like Drew Barrymore to helm your music video is that they can rope in their famous friends to star in the video, hence why Our Deal features the likes of Chloe Moretz, Alia Shawkat, Miranda Cosgrove, Donald Glover and Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey. Additionally, you can also call in favours from high-profile creative heads and technicians, hence why the video looks so swish.
Much like the best of Best Coast's stuff, the video and song are marvellously dreamy.