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.
Mamii - "More Than a Friend"
“Commitment hurtw but I’ll take the pain…” Ain’t that a lesson for us all, always and forever. In "More Than a Friend," the nuances of first romances are brought to life by the multi-talented Mamii who delivers a punchy reason to boo up with this beautiful video consisting of snapshots from the LA environs with partner in tow. Shot and well framed with vintage Super 8 vibes in mind, the video has all the hallmarks of a burgeoning
love affair, with the drive shots capturing a reluctant sense of longing and Mamii capturing our hearts with her direct-to-camera gaze.
Jason Moules - "The Art Of Pulling Pork"
What might sound like a Texas BBQ seminar was actually born from a funny exchange on Jason Moules' birthday, but the video for "The Art of Pulling Pork" employs a much darker Orwellian take, matching the song's angsty '90s-inspired energy. Replete with Cobain-adjacent looks, Moules is front and center, in a suit no less with duplicate and mirror shifts, classic end-of-reel effects, and some '70 kaleidoscope action to splash some fierce intermittent color. A vibe all around and if you have a penchant for the grunge era at its peak.
Curtis Waters - "Star Killer"
A very terrifyingly current video for "Star Killer" sees Curtis Waters manning a nuclear power station, struggling to maintain order as the plant and world around him decay and erode. Metaphorical, possible in Ukraine and a symptom of our times, Waters brings his post-punk energy (suit and tie with Bowie-inspired makeup as well) acting out Chernobyl-like emergency scenes against old archival footage from an atomic era test. Scary, telling, and excellent in a way Waters does best.
Samuel Petra - "Can't See You"
Directed by the man himself, this Spanish talent is dropping absolute gems musically, and now visually as well. In what amounts to a proper musical caper, Samuel Petra's video for "Can't See You," without giving too much away as its a worthy watch, sees him embarking on a heist film arc, ending in a shower and axe ending. A must-listen song paired with a thrilling short action film.
Tempest feat. Naomi Wild - "So Gone"
Tempest is very much like her moniker in this video affair for "So Gone," a bundle of energy as she and her friend Naomi Wild rally against all the fuck boy energy that permeates the dating scene. Whether riled up on the bed, out in a large field, or hanging in a backroom and at a bar with Naomi, the video delivers tantalizing we can do better vibes throughout.