Tubesday, Saints and Sinners Edition

Today we have a trio of videos that takes a critical look at modern mores, with the occasional tongue planted firmly in cheek. We start off with singer and fiddler Rachel Baiman. This Chicago-born, Nashville-forged artist has a nonchalant style that belies her fiery musicianship and politically-charged lyrics. She helped start the organization Folk Fights Back to raise money for women's and LGBTQ rights. Her song "Shame" is forthright in its lack of the titular sentiment. You can catch Rachel this Saturday on Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage for a free show.

Next up is London Grammar's stunning and cinematic video for "Non Believer". The Nottingham trio makes sophisticated, soulful synth pop in the vein of Dido and Bat for Lashes, with a nod to Kate Bush.

Finally, we have "Thorns" from Grammy-nominated artist Bonnie McKee. Known primarily for writing hits for the likes of Jason Derulo and Katy Perry, McKee is employing her knack for lyrical cleverness for her own benefit. This minimalist, retro-styled lyric video reinforces how music, and the moral framework in which it exists, is both time-bound and timeless.