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.
Boy In Space - "Asshole"
We will always applaud one-person show efforts, but even more so when they dive into tried and true band tropes, such as cliche band divisions. Also assuming a one-person effort role, ofbendz directed, editing, and produced this charmingly self-aware video for Boy In Space's "Asshole" that features the star playing three band members struggling to keep it together. Whether it’s a metaphor for our internal voices or just a play on Oasis-like antics, this visual provides the cheeky drama the song implies adeptly.
slimdan - "Politics and Party Tricks"
Imagine you have both a perfect video concept—fun and irreverent to the ninth degree—and a perfect setting for your anxiously aware single. All you need is a few dozen extras, a scenic location, and a wedding theme to pull it off. But the label says no. Well, then you recruit director Theo Backward to go full wedding crasher to bring slimdan's "Politics and Party Tricks" to life.
Myd - "Domino"
Yes, this is a nod to my Hot Wheels youth, a love of all things cars racing on bright orange tracks down from bunk beds and kitchen tables. Myd with the creative capabilities of director Robert Carlson (@5MadMovieMakers) took the POV approach to a whole new level, with a much more upscale mansion setting, inclusive pinball machine, dishwasher, pool, and turfed lawn. "Domino" is a joyous must-watch.
moanday - "why you gotta do me like that"
You know we gravitate towards conception and execution, eschewing the need for expensive props and gimmicks to properly visualize a song's narrative, and moanday's "why you gotta do me like that" takes that sentiment to a wonderful place. Using photographs shot by Alohakiddd for their cover art shot in and around Biarritz, France, then sequencing them into a stop motion journey that keeps perfect pace with the song, this promising duo shows the stylistic approach possible when you allow your location and star to shine through.
Molly Moore - "Jameson"
Always a fearless creative, especially unafraid of bold lyrics and colors, Molly Moore takes a refreshing DIY turn here in her latest self-directed and produced effort (shot + aided by Hunter Cohen and Grace Sims) for "Jameson" that features an immersive punk wardrobe and a palpable sense of angst. From her A Clockwork Orange makeup to empty pool band pop-up, the fierce crispness of the song is devilishly turned into a summer video jam of nostalgic influence.