Yelle – Safari Disco Club / Que Veux-Tu Music Video

With people like Lady Gaga cornying up the music scene with Madonna rip-off tracks — and with everyone else getting more dancey all the time — I’m glad Yelle is back, with a back-to-back double video for “Safari Disco Club” and “Que Veux-Tu.”

To continue with the comparison to Lady Gaga (I can’t help it; I just saw her video for her new song, “Born This Way,” this morning… YOU can see it here), these Yelle videos aren’t going down the path of trite, stereotypically powerful imagery. No black-and-white contrast, mock high-fashion rows of dancing human bodies here. No well-dressed folks masquerading around in Dia De Los Muertos facepaint for no particular reason. No hilarious science fiction narrations which end and are never referenced to again. Boring, boring, boring. And no to prancing around in lingerie, which fits in with none of the aforementioned things.

Yes to Yelle. Yes to wriggling bodies, androgyny, strange faux-safari fashion, and furious stomp-while-clawing dance moves!!!

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!

Vivian Hua
vivian.redefine@gmail.com

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits. Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!