Rewind: Our 5 Favorite Music Videos of the Last Week
While it’s far too easy to lose ourselves in the deluge of new music releases that grace us every week, one thing that cannot and should not be overlooked is the art of the music video. With the heyday era of MTV long behind us, Rewind sees us taking a look back at a handful of our favorite music videos of the past week.
8rae - "Lost Cause"
Taking the dizzy, lucid scenery of a rowdy house party, we find 8rae wrestling with his feelings and delivering his expressive flow partially aware and ignored by the convening events around him in the video for "Lost Cause." Directed by cobi washington and ethan phan, the low-night effect and cut-out shots bring to life all the frenetic energy of the single.
Mickey Darling - "VROOM VROOM"
Kitsch, campy, and very self-aware of the fact, Mickey Darling takes a sad lyric from his viral hit "VROOM VROOM" and makes it an epic ode to negligent fathers and bad reality TV. Directed by Nick Martinez, the video embraces the lo-fi, toyish version of a bounty hunter seeking approval and attention.
Sedric Perry - "FTS"
Take a throwback heater of an R&B song, pair it with a creative visionary and iconic seaside setting and you have the recipe for aesthetic elegance that embodies Sedirc’s sound and essence in "FTS." Directed by this Berlin-based queer crooner, the visual format lets the angst of the song balance against haute couture looks and coastal flora to marinate into something pristine, primally beautiful. Honey for your ears and eyes.
Nessa Barrett - "tired of california"
Penning a perfect love-hate song about the trappings of California in "tired of California," Nessa Barrett puts her movie star looks to work as a star literally trapped in a wonderfully evocative film noir effort. Directed by the imaginative Loris Russier, the peak horror thematics apply, from scary children singing in a choir, funeral costume attire, to a haunted car ride. Perfect for Halloween days on the horizon.
Tungz - "80,000"
We celebrate a simple idea well executed, or in this case well infected as Tungz takes a syrupy, retro effort and allows its infectious grooves to take real, physical effect in the video for "80.00". Directed by Hector Meville, the band tales a retro late-night performance of a standard and with amazing makeup by Renae Taylor, turns it into a late-night meal.