Hayley Williams and B.o.B.’s “Airplanes” video finally premiered, and like the song itself, the Hiro Murai-directed video is dark, if not a harbinger of doom. While there’s no clear star or storyline to the “Airplanes” video, B.o.B. is featured more prominently, while Hayley Williams, shown mainly in profile, takes a backseat on the rather bleak record.
A beautiful yet ominous and haunting song, “Airplanes” is a reflection upon fame — reminiscent of Lupe Fiasco’s “Superstar” and Drake’s “Over” — and the video, perhaps much like fame itself, is a cheerless collection of lights, fast-moving imagery and solitude.
+ Watch B.o.B’s “Airplanes” video, featuring Hayley Williams.