The Picard Brothers and Erik Hassle's "Goodbye & Good Luck" is already a killer R&B breakup jam, but the artists have topped themselves with a new lyric video. The video puts the song's grieving and agitated lyrics on top of some of history's most legendary art masterpieces, effectively narrating a messy breakup through images that are at times arresting, at others amusing. Highlights include Caravaggio's "Judith and Holofernes," Friedrich's "Wanderer above the Sea of Fog," and the playful, rococo "The Swing" by Fragonard. Especially striking (and effective) yet funny is the combination of Hassle singing, "Look at me like I gone crazy, I go crazy then," as Gustave Courbet's "The Desperate Man" pops onscreen, and zooms in on near-bug-sized eyes.
In case you're just tuning in, Picard Brothers have worked Diplo (most notably on Jessie J's pulsing pop banger "Sweet Talker"). Erik Hassle on the other hand sings sexy, silky R&B and has collaborated with the likes of Tinashe, Gorgon City and Vic Mensa. Needless to say, this combination pops off.
Picard Brothers ft. Erik Hassle
"Goodbye & Good Luck" [Video]
- Pelican Fly