"Gosh" is a song by English electronic music producer Jamie xx, released as a single on 4 May 2015.

Single by Jamie xx
from the album In Colour
Released4 May 2015 (2015-05-04)
StudioFortress Studios
(London, England)
LabelYoung Turks
Songwriter(s)Jamie Smith
Producer(s)Jamie xx
Jamie xx singles chronology
"Loud Places"
"I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)"
Music video
"Gosh" on YouTube

Release edit

On 25 March 2015, Jamie xx premiered "Gosh" and "Loud Places" on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show.[1]

Music videos edit

The official music video for "Gosh" was released on 27 April 2015 through YouTube. It was directed by Erik Wernquist. The music video depicts the terraforming and colonization of Mars over the course of time, ending on a fully terraformed planet.

Second music video edit

A second music video, directed by Romain Gavras, was released on 1 July 2016 on Apple Music. It was uploaded to YouTube on 4 October 2016.[2] The video was filmed around the Eiffel Tower replica of the Tianducheng housing estate in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in China, and it features the actor Hassan Koné and 400 pupils from the Xiaolong Martial Arts School.[3][4][5] The video was met with acclaim.[6][7][8][9]

Accolades edit

Year Award Category Result
2016 UK Music Video Awards Video of the Year Won
Best Alternative Video Won
Best Color Grade Won
Best Styling Nominated
Best Cinematography Nominated
Camerimage Best Music Video Nominated
Rober Awards Music Poll[10] Best Promo Video Nominated
2017 Berlin Music Video Awards[11] Best Cinematography Won
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity[12] Gold Lion for Cinematography Won
Silver Lion for Production Design / Art Direction Won
Silver Lion for Direction Won
D&AD Awards Best Music Video[13] Yellow Pencil
Best Direction[14] Graphite Pencil
Best Cinematography[15] Graphite Pencil
Grammy Awards Best Music Video Nominated

Release history edit

Region Date Label Format
Various 4 May 2015 Young Turks Digital download
28 August 2015[16] 12"

References edit

  1. ^ Goble, Corban (25 March 2015). "Jamie xx Shares "Gosh" and "Loud Places", Featuring the xx's Romy Madley-Croft". Pitchfork. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  2. ^ Julious, Britt (3 July 2016). "Jamie xx Just Dropped a New Music Video for His Single, "Gosh"". Vice. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  3. ^ Monroe, Jazz. "Go Behind the Scenes of Jamie xx and Romain Gavras' "Gosh" Video". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  4. ^ "'Gosh:' Ghost City in China Spooks Viewers of Jamie xx Music Video". Wall Street Journal. 2016-07-06. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  5. ^ "How the pop video got weird again". The Guardian. 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  6. ^ "The Best Music Videos of 2016". Pitchfork. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Best Music Videos of 2016: Jamie xx, 'Gosh'". NPR. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Jamie xx – "Gosh" Video". Stereogum. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  9. ^ Kreps, Daniel (1 July 2016). "Watch Jamie xx's Mesmerizing 'Gosh' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  10. ^ "The Rober Awards 2016 Music Poll". Roberawards.com. Retrieved 2020-03-20.
  11. ^ "2017 Berlin Music Video Awards". promonews.tv. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Award Winners Overview 2017". Fr.adforum.com. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  13. ^ "Gosh - Jamie XX - Romain Gavras | Iconoclast | Young Turks Recordings Ltd | D&AD Awards 2017 Pencil Winner | Music Videos | D&AD". Dandad.org. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  14. ^ "Gosh - Jamie XX - Romain Gavras | Iconoclast | Young Turks Recordings Ltd | D&AD Awards 2017 Pencil Winner | Direction for Music Videos | D&AD". Dandad.org. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  15. ^ "Gosh - Jamie XX - Romain Gavras | Iconoclast | Young Turks Recordings Ltd | D&AD Awards 2017 Pencil Winner | Cinematography for Music Videos | D&AD". Dandad.org. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  16. ^ "Jamie xx: Gosh Vinyl 12". Amazon. Retrieved 3 September 2020.

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