Top Music Videos Of The Week - June 25 - July 1
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:18:31
What a week for music videos. They came from all over the music map and many were simply stunning. The Miles Davis/Robert Glasper "collaboration" that was created for the Davis biopic Miles Ahead released the video for "Maiysha (So Long)" and features Erykah Badu.
In the world of modern hip-hop, a number of well-crafted music videos were released, including DJ Khaled's "I Got The Keys" [ft. Jay Z and Future] and Young Thug's "Turn Up." ScHoolboy Q debuted "Tookie Knows Pt. 2" ahead of the July 8th release of his third album Blank Face.
Some of the biggest indie artists also put out stunning videos this week. Parquet Courts unveiled "Human Performance" and of Montreal released the first video, "It's Different For Girls," off their forthcoming album Innocence Reaches. Marissa Nadler released her seventh studio album Strangers back in May and this week debuted the "Janie In Love" video.
Other notable music videos released this week include Rihanna's "Sledgehammer" from the Star Trek: Beyond soundtrack. Majid Jordan dropped their latest video "Make It Work" from their debut album. Porches debuted his video for "Car," and that was only the beginning for a week filled with stunning eye and ear candy.
Here are our favorites:
Angel Olsen - "Shut Up Kiss Me" - Directed by Angel Olsen
Angel Olsen directed her most recent music video and stars in it. She's stunning as ever with her silver hair, and we love her rollerblading and tumbling. It's a pleasure to watch her reach new heights with every release.
Blood Orange - "Augustine" - Directed by Devonté Hynes
Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, released Freetown Sound earlier this week and debuted the stunning video for "Augustine." He also directed the video, which is raw and dreamlike, a juxtaposition of ideas that might come off as disjointed in the hand of a lesser artist, but in Dev's capable paws it's just impressive.
Cymbals Eat Guitars - "4th of July, Philadelphia (Sandy)" - Directed by Rachel Browne
Clearly an ode to the Bruce Springsteen classic, "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)," the video for Cymbals Eat Guitars' "4th of July, Philadelphia (Sandy)" looks into the modern streets of Philadelphia. It's a lyrics video that shows off the world of a contemporary band.
Jamie xx - "Gosh" - Directed by Romain Gavras
In Colour may have come out last year and "Gosh" may already have a music video, but who cares. The new video for "Gosh" is haunting and impressive. By now, many of us have heard about the deserted cities in China, and Romain Gavras explores the arguably most-famous one in a way that most would a dystopian narrative. However, this is frighteningly modern.
The Strokes - "Threat of Joy" - Directed by Warren Fu
Pig-like overlords in business suits and army uniforms, SWAT teams, and a mysterious roll of film, The Strokes video for "Threat of Joy" is a modern caper with a shrewd commentary about the uselessness of fighting the man.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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