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.
d4vd - "Here With Me"
Everything about the post-Abbey Road approach of d4vd’s songwriting feels like a classic cinema tale being tautly strung from reel to reel—driving with feelings, flickers, and small burns of light that hurt and scar but become part of the character over time. With "Here With Me," director Arman Mitchell takes this creeping, almost off-tune ballad and makes it into an allegory for love: whether it be being pulled out of the ocean or matrix, walking with a youthful paramour, or reminiscing over a picture book of memories on the very same beach, the artfulness of the song extends delicately into moving pictures.
thuy - "obsessed"
We all know how much pets mean to us collectively, and sometimes you just need a visual concept that allows for that obsession to be self-evident. Director Brandon Lee Davis and our obsession from this year thuy, put a fun novel spin on your trope romance video by making the centerpiece of "obsessed" a very cute canine. Baking, biking, and setting the plate for parole romance, Oliver is living his best life here.
McKinley Dixon - "Sun, I Rise"
In the numbing rush to paraphrase and TL;DR all the emerging musical talent that life beckons, talents like McKinley Dixon who merit so much more than a passing view or like, are the bane of beautiful shorthand description. In "Sun, I Rise," McKinley and director Ja-Wan Gardner weave a mythological story of what to strive for and the pitfalls of that journey. Beautifully lit and choreographed while embracing the deep rhythmic, baritone cadence of the track, to find what lights up the horizon click above.
Mikano - "Tell a Lie"
The grind isn’t always kind but Mikano and director Férina make it a beautiful, stopped-in-time sweeping visual of mistakes, emotions, and bad judgment caught in stasis. With the zoom, zip raps of Mikano adding a cloud of heavy conscience, "Tell a Lie" is an excellent video of family, friends, and lovers going awry—a magical trip, one worth avoiding only if your life skews perfect.
Pomme - "very bad"
Ok, maybe we are on a dog kick this week, but if you needed to decorate a sweetly, sticky, and sublime song by French artist pomme then why not make it a poignant ode to humankind's best friend, especially one that is this terribly cute. With a simple, almost brutal expansion on a toxic relationship, the contrast is what restores your faith, if not in humanity, well at least inn cuddling things. Check out "very bad" above.