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
Winny - "Pretty"
This is debut video is a siege of the senses, a melange of simply lit but beautifully shot scenes capturing the youthful but long-lived looks that Winny casts, near metaphysical in their effect. Directed by Prince Akpa, mostly shot in black & white with a few shots of natural lit dusk or tight silhouettes, "Pretty" is an invitation into a new artist's world that most rookies would envy.
quami.xyz - "selfless"
As long-standing fans of quami.xyz, it's understood that he is an artist who treats his art selflessly, always challenging, pursuing difficult choices, leaving us in a rare state of contemplative fandom. In the video effort for "selfless," with the help of director Reuben Taylor, a poignant, wonderfully shot story of premonition, pain, and family is told as the lush single pulses throughout the narrative.
Dolly Ave - "This Is Our Time"
Occasionally a familiar face over delivers, such is the case for Dolly Ave who brings back '90s nostalgia they were too young to fully appreciate, injects a love interest that really is LOVELY, and in general lights up a room or a campfire because that's the energy they bring to life. Directed by Mariah Morgenstern, this road trip adventure video is dripping with college-age Americana—fires & milkshakes, laundry room gossips with friends, and beachside games settling into nighttime drinking, all matching the positive, cresting energy of "This Is Our Time."
Olivia Lunny - "WONDERLAND"
Taking the sweeping, ethereal track and giving it a proper visual, director Sam Leviton went full art department, letting Sharon Vion and Nina Attal do their aesthetic best, giving a perfect platform for the stately "WONDERLAND" visual to project the sultry energy of the song. From hair-up glam, punk pop surreal dancing bear, to all-white cultish, the video is a stunning palate for Olivia Lunny to shine.
SURF GANG - "SUNDAY SERVICE" feat. 1600j
If you need a hyphenated, caffeinated dose of visual swagger then look no further than this SAW shot and edited effort for "SUNDAY SERVICE" that sees the SURF GANG boys culling and styling through verbal mischief, requisite post-religious architecture, and ground-up shots. Peek the next angst villainy above.
Stellar - "Strangers"
From the moment you unpack the visualizer for "Stranger," ripping some polaroid memories you wished could be condemned to half-life, you no longer feel like a stranger to Stellar’s pop presence. Directed by SHOOTER Co., this is a visual feast for those attuned to an acute sense of nostalgia and memories passed.