Top Music Videos Of The Week - March 19-25
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:12:14
Music videos may not be the bedrock of the music world anymore, but that has only allowed directors to make more interesting pieces with less creative restraints. The music videos released this week prove that more creative control only benefits some artists. Tons of videos hit screens across the globe, including "Close" from Nick Jonas. A$AP Ferg unveiled the video for "Let It Bang" [ft. ScHoolboy Q], and we couldn't be happier for this continuous collaboration. And Rae Sremmurd debuted "Over There."
It wasn't just big names dropping fresh eye-popping videos for all to enjoy. Domo Genesis's "Dapper" [ft. Anderson .Paak] made us yearn for our old roller skates. Little Scream's "Love as a Weapon" had us desiring for more more mod in our lives. And Chelsea Wolfe reminded us just how much we love black and white with the video for "Hypnos." That was only the beginning for a week full of beautiful music videos.
Here were our favorites:
Sia - "Cheap Thrills"
Three dancers against a purple backdrop with Sia-like hair fits perfectly with "Cheap Thrills." It's simple, surprisingly elegant, and that's more than enough for us.
Neon Indian - "Techno Clique"
Disco balls, sweaty old men, and fried meats, what more could you expect from a Neon Indian video? "Techno Clique" makes everyone want to dance, even EMTs who are on the job.
Tourist - "Run" - Directed by Ozzie Pullin
Stripping themselves bare, two would-be lovers emerge from the woods and find themselves running across fields to one another. They end naked standing face to face. It may sound a bit cliche, but with the lush green countryside juxtaposed against a grey sky the emotions become palpable.
Marissa Nadler - "All the Colors of the Dark"
Black, white, and jarring, Marissa Nadler's video for "All the Colors of the Dark" is downright haunting. It takes an invisible hands-on approach to visualized decay, and nothing could compliment the song more than these putrefying images.
Whitney - "Golden Days"- Directed by Hugh Sherman Donkin / Zak Stoldt
Whitney's video for "Golden Days" may look like it's the newest Levi ad, but how much can we be upset with good production value, camping in the woods, and an excellent hook? The ex Smith Westerns and Unknown Mortal Orchestra members clearly know how to put together good looking and sounding stuff.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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