Disclosure Defends Their “Help Me Lose My Mind” Video

Last week, Disclosure released a video for their latest Settle single, “Help Me Lose My Mind,” which ended up being pulled from their YouTube page due to concerns about the use of drugs in the video. This prompted PMR to release a statement apologizing for its “glamorization” of drugs. In a recent interview with RevoltTV, Disclosure flat-out said that while there was a “sense of euphoria” in the video that might have people thinking that there was drug use in the video, the video “doesn’t contain any drug using at all.” I saw the video before it got taken down, and there’s definitely a scene where the couple in the video do share a kiss while one of them has a pill on their tongue, but is that glamorization? Disclosure says that while they agreed with the decision to take the video down, they weren’t a part of it, as they’re not into glamorizing drugs. For the time being, there could be another visual representation for the video, but at the time there’s no plans to have a new video out.

Interesting addition to this story.

  • dinosaur

    Anywhere I can still view!?!

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      inthemix had a vimeo embed up but that’s been taken down as well.

  • Warren Cox

    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjIwMTM5ODMy.html
    Seems pretty blatant to me that the kids are supposed to be high.

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      that was my thought, but i think the key might be his phrasing… are they trying to “glamorize” drugs or just present a story where the main characters are doing drugs? there is a bit of a difference.

      • Warren Cox

        I think, in the eyes of the reactionary media Daily Mail-types any portrayal of drug taking where the people are seen to be happy and content (and not puking their guts up or dying), especially in a music video intended to be seen by a wide audience, is seen to be ‘aspirational’ and therefore ‘glamorizing’ drug use. If there’d been an end section why the kids are all coming down and looking ill they might have gotten away with it.

        • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

          if there was that section they’d say “why do it in the first place?”

          • Warren Cox

            True. Also there’s a good chance they knew exactly what they were doing when they put the video out and that they would end up taking it down. It still got Disclosure mentioned on just about every music website last week. Far more people posted about the controversy than originally posted the video. Job done!

          • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

            I’d go with that if Disclosure wasn’t huge; they’ve owned the media this year.