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.
carpetgarden - "da da song"
Pairing a sweet song, sticky like a melting ice cream, while juxtaposing surrealist, alternative and normcore visuals, carpetgarden's "da da da" engages the hallucinogenic inner monologue we have while coming down in our local park. Directed by Erin S. Murray, the video goes from raised eyebrow to a full kaleidoscopic, hold-your-head-tightly horror show that is perfect for odd Halloween costume imaginings.
Blu DeTiger - "Elevator"
Not much Blu DeTiger does isn’t worthy of a watch and listen and even in the claustrophobic confines of a freight elevator that holds true. Directed by Christina Bryson, the track's up-and-down vibes and lyrics are bounced with a single camera view and cast with a veritable who’s who of OTW crushes and heartthrobs filling up the space with party vibes.
Raf-Saperra - "N.L.S"
What is old is always new again, and rising sensation Raf-Saperra aka Adeel Sardar Khan has brought back the best of bhangra and gushy, loving lyrics over a quick two-step and Casio melody to great effect. Directed by Adeel Kureshii, the video has the proverbial urban immigrant experience of Lambeth on full display with the towers and the tenements serving as a blight backdrop to a sonically stupendous reminder that a woman's grace and charms can light up any setting. If you need an instant favorite, look no further.
Woz - "Child Support"
Being the son of a nearly infamous rockstar sounds like a life of fun and fortune, but Woz has spelled it out very differently in the form of archival footage of his youth, with his father noticeably absent. Appealing especially to the confused demographic of abandoned kids, one can’t help but look at the loss of a father equaled by the love given by those who remain. Ain’t life grand, not all sex and candy here.
Dora Jar - "Spell"
Always emotionally vulnerable and sounding like a revocation of inanity for introspection, Dora Jar just sounds like herself in a way that is hard to put into visual practice. Here in a video co-directed by herself and Erica Synder, the honesty of her face in autumn clothes and weather does the hard work, delivering something poetic and poignant in its honest approach. Prepare for the cold weather and the warm tears above.