"When someone shows you how little you mean to them and you keep coming back for more, before you know it you start to mean less to yourself. You are not made up of compartments. You are one whole person! What gets said to you gets said to all of you, ditto what gets done. Being treated like shit is not an amusing game or a transgressive intellectual experiment. It's something you accept, condone, and learn to believe you deserve. This is so simple. But I tried so hard to make it complicated." - Lena Dunham

These are our five favourite music videos from the past seven days:


5. Celine Neon - 'Getcha Good' (dir. Max J. Heiligman and Celine Neon)

The song's about 2 and a half minutes long, but it seems to go by at hyperspeed thanks to its fast-paced, incredibly fun beats and tropical rhythms. The video itself was shot in blacklight with neon paint, and it looks like it was seriously fun to make. Totally worth all of the clothing that might've been ruined with that paint. - Tarynn Law



4. Jape - 'The Heart's Desire' (dir. Conor Finnegan)

The video shows frontman Richie Egan's disembodied head following what may or may not have been an explosion at the local Dulux factory. We are plunged through a psychedelic Steve Zissou-esque underwater reef past colourful amoeba, lobsters and more floating heads. The video was directed by Conor Finnegan who gave us some insight on the DIY production behind the video: "All the underwater stuff was shot on a GoPro in a homemade tank in my back garden. I'd shoot some stuff, then move some of the rocks and plants around and shoot a bit more. I rented some lasers from a company in Dublin too and shot a lot of it at night. Then all the animation and compositing was done in After Effects!"

Jape admitted that they were excited to be working with Finnegan on the visuals, "I've been a fan of his animation for a while and it was inspiring to see him work up close. He has an incredible attention to detail and a very open imagination. It was really easy to bounce ideas off each other." - Stephen Bevan



3. Arca - 'Xen' (dir. Jesse Kanda)

Created by Jesse Kanda, this is the strobing and somewhat (well, that's an understatement) disturbing video for 'Xen' by Venezuelan producer Arca, a track taken from the recently released album of the same name (you can grab that via Arca's website). Having developed somewhat of a creative partnership, Kanda's interpretation of the existential bliss featured in Arca's music is perfect, a vision of light and darkness, blacks and greens battling whites and reds, flashing female renderings, like joy in the midst of a nightmare (the ultraviolet javelins of synth rifling into your mind), joy in one room whilst the rest of the building sinks in unimaginable strangeness (infra-bass melts reality), it's a distorted roller-coaster of oddities that matches the noise of Arca's music. Bravo. - Russell Thomas



2. She & Him - 'Stay Awhile' (dir. Canada)

She & Him's new video finds Zooey Deschanel grooving with an invisible dance partner, and M. Ward strumming an invisible guitar. Throw in one hell of a beautiful house, and you have the makings of a pretty fantastic music video.



1. Dizzee Rascal - 'Pagans' (dir. Emile Sornin)

Last we heard of London's own Dizzee Rascal he was a machete-wielding madman in the gore-friendly 'Couple Of Stacks'. The murky out-of-nowhere single launched just before Halloween, so it was only natural that his newest video for 'Pagans' has a martial arts movie theme. Or not. This time around, Dizzee is shot draped in ninja attire, making mince-meat the enemies that took down his apparent comrade. Also, he has lightning powers, which generally helps in most given scenarios.