A few months ago, one of Jurvis’ friends sent us a link to the music video of Francis and The Lights’ “The Top”, directed by Jake Schreier. I loved it the first time I saw it. The second time I saw it I loved it some more. Now it’s in my bookmarks bar at the top of my browser, and any time I click on it — about once a week — I watch it at least three times in a row, sometimes more.
In short, this video has kind of driven me insane. I keep trying to share it with other people the way it was shared with me — I explain beforehand that it was filmed on 35mm, with him singing live, and it was just one take — but nobody else seems to really dig it. “Meh,” they say. “Is this guy serious?” they ask. “I don’t really like how he’s not Prince,” they add.
The more I watch, the more difficult I find it to believe that you haven’t fallen in love with this. Seriously? Anyone? (Download the full-screenable mp4 here).