Watch the New Music Video for WebsterX’s ‘Everything’

Cody LaPlant and Damien Blue co-direct the new music video for WebsterX’s Radiohead-inspired “Everything.”

Nothing heralds a drop-everything-you’re-doing-and-watch-this moment quite like a new WebsterX music video. Ever since last year’s “Doomsday,” the rapper’s video premieres feel like major events, the local equivalent to a surprise Radiohead or Beyoncé release.

For his latest sci-fi themed video “Everything,” he again teams up with the directors behind “Doomsday” and July’s “Lately,” Cody LaPlant and Damien Blue. The co-directors have been working mainly without the other as of late, but they always pool their talents for WebsterX videos.

“Everything” is the trio’s most ambitious production to date. The effervescent cinematic quality is bumped up a few notches here by incorporating stunning visual effects while never overreaching into the grandiose and kitschy. And the narrative structure is straightforward and in-depth, merging multiple story threads into the final few shots.

The song itself, a track that originally appeared on WebsterX and Q The Sun’s collaborative Radiohead-inspired EP, KidX, is an otherworldly and burbling affair, one that feels like a transmission from a different universe. It’s fitting then that we first see WebsterX emerging from an extraterrestrial capsule, a foreign being that garners a flood of media attention by prominently crashing to Earth but whose true purpose remains discrete until the very end.

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Kevin is a freelance writer residing in Milwaukee. He’s contributed to The Shepherd Express, Third Coast Daily, Pop Matters and the sadly now-defunct A.V. Club Milwaukee. He looks forward to forging a deeper connection with the city’s impressive music scene during his gig as a Music Notes blogger. His talents include music criticism, riding a bicycle, drinking tasty beers and a crafty croquet swing. His weaknesses comprise Jean-Claude Van Damme movies, professional wrestling and his ever-growing record collection. He’s in desperate need to find more physical (and hard drive) space for the exceptional albums Milwaukee musicians keep churning out.