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.

Konyikeh - “Sorrow”

Wow, what a voice on Konyikeh—a halcyon throwback to merit-based, AI-ignorant times when some artistry just cemented you in place; the only issue with such a pronounced, immediate talent is how do you represent it visually. Director Kemi Anna Adeeko did it perfectly, gathering a stoic-looking family for a portrait set in a countryside estate that looks both timeless and possibly haunted by its history. Too much to absorb in nuance, gorgeous texture, and setting to explain in such few words.

David Kushner - “Daylight” 

As someone always frustrated by the weak endurance of viral phenoms, it's equally as delightful when a true mesmerizing talent, one that specifically is analog in depth and visceral impact, takes root from that same source of fast as flame fame. That and directors Luke Shaw and Landon Juern took the dark, baritone major chord chorus of David Kushner's stirring "Daylight" and skillfully spilled it into a series of sorrowful vignettes that match the power of Christopther Nolan villainy. Watch the darkness become light above.

grouptherapy. - “FUNKFEST”

Self-shot, directed and edited by groupthink. themselves, if you need a proper prologue to this fascinatingly unique, difficult-to-define group then this happy melange of every style, framing, and medium is a perfect short-form explanation for everything grouptherapy. is about. One thing for certain is that it's a must-watch, must-listen, and fearless in a way that's so appropriate.


And now for something completely different as JACKPAL brings us back to a misplaced romance, a sad ballad song, almost cast from HOT AC radio but dripped in just enough vocoder to square away simple comparisons. Equalling the traditional but different essence of the song, director Lucas O.M. throws us into a reflective, reminiscing collision course with a lover's past, present, and future, a strange visitation or missed connection, beautifully sung and visually done.

Julia Cooper - “MADE IN HEAVEN”

In a time when every ad campaign is feigning authenticity and genuine feminine authority, its easily put in stark contrast when done right with the real ingredients: artist written song, co-directed visuals, badass girlfriends, a victorian last supper setting and real smiles, knowing and angelic. As all good music videos do, most of the qualities that permeate are ineffable, but nothing about Julia Cooper’s vision feels marketed; it feels like a fun loving coven you’d be lucky to be part of. 

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