Music Video of the Week

Adam Smith – "What Goes Up Must Come Down"

WhatgoesupmontageThis was one of the highlights of the RESFEST shorts program, and you can also see it on the DVD that comes with the September/October issue of RES magazine. (Do you subscribe? You really should.) Technically, "What Goes Up Must Come Down" is really more of a short film disguised as a music video — or maybe it’s the other way around — but it’s so good who really cares?

Director Adam Smith is best-know for his stylish and funny promo clips for The Streets and Goldie Lookin’ Chain (most of which you can watch from Smith’s Flatnose George website). Here, he takes a look at London’s underbelly from the viewpoint of a West Indian cabbie and the freaky fares he picks up in the course of one late night. Music and Lyrics are by actor Charlie Creed-Miles (you may know him from Nil by Mouth) who also plays all the passengers. The rhymes are quiet clever but the backing track is actually really, really good — Mike Skinner watch out.

Watch it here.

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