“Lifted” (Video)


    Writing up the single last week, our Matthew Richardson said the melody and lyrics from Lemonade’s “Lifted” could “absolutely belong to a Justin Bieber song,” which is about as apt a description of that part of the song can get. But it’d be hard to imagine that little Muppet pulling off a dreamy video like this one, in which the lead singer mopes his face off in an empty room while kids, who like they’re having a better time than he is, explore exotic locales like they’ve got a series on the Travel Channel. There’s a light Pop Group sample bubbling underneath all the tropicalia here, which isn’t something I get to type everyday. Lemonade is blending distinct styles into something that’s all their’s. [Pitchfork]