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.
Ayla D’Lyla - "Anywhere But Here"
"Anywhere But Here" arrives as a beautiful, drifty song full of bubbling drums and dreamy verses paired with a nostalgic vacation visualizer that feels perfectly parallel to the music in its easygoing beauty. The Super 8 home movie vibes present the artist as an enchanting muse, singing from forest-cloaked streams, flower-draped hills, and country roads; it makes us want to join her without a moment's hesitation, leaving behind the world that exists anywhere but here.
MorMor - "Fall Apart"
MorMor has that prolific talent that makes up for the gaps between his excellent work, and he comes roaring back with his latest single and video for "Fall Apart," a dual narrative of normative rat-race life and finding peace and love in the chaos beneath its fiery expulsions. Directed by Camille Summers-Valli, a beautiful cast and excellent cinematography pair with the song in a hypnotic fashion.
The Beaches - "Grow Up Tomorrow"
Ok, Ok, we admit it, we will never tire of ruckus party-themed videos, and "Grow Up Tomorrow" from The Beaches is no exception. This song is an immediate house party staple, so why drift away from its purpose. Director Ivey Stamatov gets it cranked up with fun hijinks: skateboarding in the alley out back, making ramen noodles over a sink full of red cups, iguanas with party hats, and a jam session in the living room. Plug into summer's drunken make-out celebration song above.
KROY - "ANIMACHINA"
There isn’t enough time to meretriciously appreciate KROY's "ANIMACHINA," and because of its ambition, I suspect its depths and strangely fascinating concept will be lost on our snippet-obsessed social media generation. But to try to surmise this creative endeavor here it goes: KROY teamed up with Jonathon Anderson at the Creative School of Ryerson University, who programmed three robot arms to tell a communal story between the two of them—a multidisciplinary art piece, performative social commentary, dance, and live musical show. Well worth the effort to dive into this seven-part series above.
Catie Turner - "Step Mom"
The need for revenge is a cruel and complex emotion, one that can allow for behaviors few will endorse until that feeling overtakes them. Catie Turner takes this revenge theme to a new level in "Step Mom," an Elektra-complex adjacent plot to scorn an ex-lover by breaking up his family and moving in as his new stepmom. Directed by Joe DeSantis, the visualizer is just as surreal and pithy, with a terribly stoic ex lead finally offering his hand during the marriage only to get pushed in the pool. Sucks to be on the wrong side of Catie.