What is Going on in Maroon 5’s “Animals” Music Video?

Maroon 5’s new music video for its song “Animals” takes the cliché line “looking at someone like a piece of meat” to a literal, beyond creepy level. The video depicts Adam Levine as a butcher-by-day, stalker-by-night character who “pursues” Behati Prinsloo’s character, taking photos of her and following her without her knowledge. The video’s angsty backdrop is Levine’s character doing pull-ups in a darkened slaughterhouse surrounded by bloody cow carcasses. The dramatic and visually jarring climax of the video is Levine’s character sneaking into the woman’s house and lying in her bed while she’s asleep, fantasizing about having sex with her while gallons of blood rain down on them. I’m sorry, what? How is it possible that the numerous people involved in the production of this video were all okay with this concept?

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July Playlist

After a much too long a hiatus from blogging, here’s a playlist of the music that I’ve been listening to the most this past month. It’s been strange, as the lazy summer vibe coincides with a stressful, busy, and productive semester at school. My music similarly seemed to alternate between carefree youthful summer anthems and heavier, more stoic tunes.

Track Listing:

  1. Elastic Heart (ft. the Weeknd & Diplo) – Sia
  2. Boom Clap – Charli XCX
  3. Global Concepts – Robert DeLong
  4. Don’t Wait – Mapei
  5. Pumpin Blood – NONONO
  6. Breezeblocks – alt-J
  7. I See Fire – Ed Sheeran
  8. The Wire – HAIM
  9. You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Flume Remix) – Disclosure
  10. All About that Bass – Meghan Trainor
  11. Hurricane – Ms Mr
  12. Shower – Becky G
  13. Riptide – Vance Joy
  14. Cool Kids – Echosmith
  15. Dollhouse – Melanie Martinez

India Playlist

Amidst the cacophony and hustle and bustle, the moments that I really felt I was soaking up my surroundings during my travels was in the back seat of the car with the local radio station playing. These are not necessarily the most current songs of the moment, but they are what formed the acoustic scenery of my visit to India.

Track Listing:

  1. London Thumakada – from the movie Queen
  2. Chandelier – Sia
  3. Retrograde – James Blake
  4. Nagada Sang Dol – from the movie Goliyon ki Ras Leela: Ram-Leela
  5. Islands – The xx
  6. Kabira – from the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
  7. Sunn Raha Hai Na Tu – from the movie Aashiqui 2
  8. Leave Your Lover – Sam Smith
  9. Bounce – Iggy Azalea
  10. Baby Doll – from the movie Ragini MMS
  11. Magic – Coldplay
  12. Tumhi Ho Bandhu – from the movie Cocktail
  13. Stay High (Habits Remix) – Tove Lo
  14. Hookah Bar – from the movie Khiladi 786
  15. Summer – Calvin Harris

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