Text: Natasha Stagg
We've already talked about Lana del Rey's epic video for "Ride," which follows a biker groupie through the Southwestern desert. But did we mention that Christina Aguilera's video for "Your Body" is in a cactus-strewn trailer park, and that Chris Brown's "Don't Judge Me" and Ciara's "Got Me Good" feature long walks down desolate, Southern California highways? And that Grimes's "Genesis" utilizes the mountainous backdrop of the Southwest, too? Trend alert: arid regions of the Americas. Next up: Sky Ferreira's "Sad Dream," which features that distinctly Western singer/songwriter sound (a Cass McCombs contribution), gets a video set in the saddest of deserts (directed by Grant Singer).