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.
FELIVAND - "Stolen Seats"
We will always double appreciate when an artist takes the immense responsibility of producing and directing their own video, and we’ve been loving the earnest depth of FELIVAND’s music in general. Bad math aside, we love the video for "Stolen Seats," an ode to amazing natural lighting, up-and-down perspective, great skin and eye contact. Shot mostly as a reverse POV, this video encapulsates everything we love about FELIVAND’s vibes: approachable, arty, and cinematic. Take a walk with one of our new favorites above.
Little Big - "Generation Canceled"
Rare is it that a band as imaginative as Little Big is also willing to be so politically brave, putting themselves into artist exile in order to secure the freedom need to put together their patented bizarre visuals. Clearly in opposition to the war in Ukraine, the video for "Generation Cancellation" is a socially stoic take on the effects of propaganda and corruption and a none-too-subtle take on Putin and other world powers' bleeding of the world through oil and war profiteering.
Homes at Night - "Tell Emma"
You know we love putting the spotlight on brand new bands, especially when it's Homes at Night who pairs a retro summer gem like "Tell Emma" with a healthy nostalgic Americana visual effort. Think big lawns with long football tosses, guitar sessions on the shingled roof, dusk beach hangs, and trailer jams. Beautiful song + fun easy to place yourself in it video = recipe for good times.
Dave Coresh - "IDGNF"
If there was a formula for packing the most amount of energy contained within the video based on the square footage of where it was shot, Dave Coresh's "IDGNF" would be your Diophantine equation. Shot on a well-landscaped stoop, adorned with a stylistic posse, the rest of the video is a Waco-like fury, featuring old school menacing the camera and a proper no fucks given send-off.
KiNG MALA - "punchline"
Self-described as a song about a “silly little birthday party,” KiNG MALA takes a prom gone wrong and living funeral aesthetic and gives it a satirical choreographed stomp in her video for "punchline." Directed by Connor Landers Sorensen, this video takes all the campy visuals cues the song requires and colors them into a wonderfully lit stencil, mashing up the emotions like the birthday cake being stomped upon. It's a fun, irreverent, and great pop montage.