We've expanded the size of our Top 5 Videos of the Week feature by, well, using a wider format. I mean, you could just press the fullscreen button but who has time for that? In the coming months we'll be looking to make this series the best it can be, with behind-the-scenes footage from the videos we feature, and interviews with the people that made them possible. You have to start somewhere, right?


5. Christine and the Queens - 'Paradis Perdus' (dir. JACK)


Interestingly the track itself features elements from two different artists: the verse, sung in French, is Letissier's own take on the 1973 song 'Les paradis perdus' by Christophe, whilst the chorus sees a rendition of Kanye West's 'Heartless', which is taken from his now-classic 808s & Heartbreak. Watch the sparse video for Letissier's song above.



4. Sevdaliza - 'The Valley' (dir. Zahra Reijs)


"She was like a drug, so overwhelming that she took one up a level in our emotions just by watching her," Sevdaliza says of the track and video. "She was a natural entertainer, filled with talent and knowledge on many subjects, a keen sense of the world. I admired her as she performed for us, and I forgot the ugliness again." Watch it above.



3. Deerhunter - 'Living My Life' (dir. Bradford Cox)


Directed by Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox, he describes the visuals as…

"…macro meditations on geology and botany to the observations of afternoon light filtered onto the wooden floors. The idea was to have a formless visual that does not conform to the overwhelming cleverness and narrative ambition of most modern videos. Instead we have a sometimes ridiculous, and sometimes hypnotically beautiful, mess of images and rhythm. The final section of the video, in particular, could be a teenage garage band take on Tarkovsky's Solaris. Various chemicals and dyes were used to create a liquid fantasia for the song's transcendent climax."



2. Foals - 'Give It All' (dir. Nabil)


Foals released their latest album, What Went Down, last month; some would say it's their best yet. A steady stream of singles from the album – including its title track, followed by 'Mountain At My Gates' and 'A Knife In The Ocean' – continues most recently with 'Give It All', which arrives in the form of a video starring Jérémie Renier and Caroline Fauvet, shot in Paris by director Nabil Elderkin, a friend of the band.



1. Purity Ring - 'Begin Again' (dir. Young Replicant)


Back in January this year, we heard 'Begin Again', the first glimpse of Purity Ring's then-upcoming album, Another Eternity. The album, which you can stream here, has since been released, but now, months after the fact, they've shared a video for 'Begin Again'. Directed by Young Replicant it's a gothic-flavoured symbolic tale, reflecting "the song's themes of renewal and rebirth."