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Music videos. Ahh, where to begin.

There used to be a time when MTV ruled the music industry. When people thought that the internet would kill the humble music video. But little did they know the power that YouTube would one day have.

Sure, online video portals like YouTube have their drawbacks, and have certainly made the music industry re-evaluate itself, but all in all we think we’re better off now!

RIP MTV Long Live YouTube

Not only can we – the viewer – access practically any music we want, day in day out, but here at Luxe Models, we believe that the viral marketing aspects of releasing a music video have made artists and record labels try harder.

And as a result, we’ve had some absolute corkers! Miley’s ‘Wrecking Ball’, PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’, and OK Go’s ‘Here It Goes Again’ – all are amazing videos. But videos that might not have worked, or been received as well if simply aired on MTV.

Jenny Lewis

Take Jenny Lewis’ new visual treat for example. The multi-talented musician, singer, actress and all-round cool-cat has just uploaded a brand new music video in the lead-up to the release of her new album ‘The Voyager’.

Jenny Lewis Video

But, not everyone has heard of Jenny Lewis, which is kind of surprising, considering she’s a pretty bad-ass gal. Not only has she produced records with her band Rilo Kiley, released a number of solo albums and stared in countless films, but Jenny is also a massive fan of music collaborations, working notably with bands The Postal Service, emo-rockers Cursive and even with pop mastermind Elvis Costello. Pretty cool huh!?

Just One of The Guys

So here at Luxe Models we were extremely excited to hear that Jenny had a new video for a track titled ‘Just One Of The Guys’, and we were EVEN more excited when we realised who was in it.

Kristen Stewart

Uploaded to YouTube on the 15th of July, Jenny Lewis’ new video takes the song’s subject matter to the next level with some rather awesome camo appearances.

Wait, what? Is… is that Anne Hathaway, with a Moustache?

It all starts off seemingly inconspicuous, with Jenny surrounded by famous band friends Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson. Yeah, they’re just kicking back, playing some rock-infused folk; Jenny dressed in an amazing rainbow-themed suit and the rest of the girls in white. No biggie. But soon the scene changes to something spectacular, with the celebs all dressed in track-suits sporting dodgy ‘taches. Amazing!

Anne Hathaway

Around the 40 second mark you’ll get a nice surprise from Anne, all pimped-up with rat-tail, flat-peak and 70’s inspired moustache – and from then on, things get amazing. Break-dancing, crying, spitting, weeing and kicking; Jenny Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson proceed to present one of the best music video we’ve seen in ages.

If you haven’t managed to spare four-minutes to watch ‘Just One Of The Guys’ by Jenny Lewis yet, be whole-heartily recommend you stop what you’re doing and stick it on right now!

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