Earlier today, Iggy Azalea
and Ariana "Capuccino" Grande
unleashed their new videos and set them upon YouTube like hungry puppies. They look amazing - big budget, glossy, effects-laden affairs of the sort we'd forgotten before Lady Gaga turned up and revitalised the oeuvre (before dropping the ball completely and making unwatchable 12-minute mini movies about her vagina, but that's another story).
Each clip is
ripped off wholesale
a loving tribute to a cult Hollywood film. Ariana's Break Fre
e harks back to sci-fi sex romp Barbarella (see also: Kylie's Put Yourself In My Place
and Betty Boo's Where Are You Baby?
); while in Black Widow
, Iggy and featured artist Rita Ora make an oddly bloodless homage to The House Of Blue Leaves scene from Tarantino's Kill Bill.
Both videos look great. It's just a shame the songs aren't as memorable.
Iggy Azalea ft Rita Ora - Black Widow
Ariana Grande ft Zedd - Break Free
Labels: ariana grande, iggy azalea, Music, rita ora, video