One of my favorite #WCW’s . . . Janelle Monae singing Glam God David Bowie’s “Heroes”! AWESOME SAUCE!!
Bullies, mean girls and the horrors of adolescence: these are the subjects of “Heroes,” the first short film created for Pepsi’s Beats of the Beautiful Game album.
It’s a collection of music somehow related to football — European football, that is — although this particular rendering for Janelle Mone’sexcellent cover of the Davie Bowie classic doesn’t directly deal with the sport, but a soccer ball does make an appearance.
The video, directed by the Young Astronauts (who are thus far most known for their work on a few Cody Simpson and Ariana Grande videos), is steeped in the color and styling of a Wes Anderson movie, to a point. It’s more of a nod than a full on copy, but that otherworldliness and washed-out color sets the story not quite in the present. That is basically the only thing…
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