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.
Briston Maroney - "Harvard"
If you have a friend that is kept awake by the threat of artificial intelligence, or even worse keeps you awake speaking to its harmful effects, please share the video for Briston Maroney's "Harvard" as a creative foil to its use. Director and collaborator Joy Brodnax took the visage of Briston Maroney, who was on tour at the time, and created a polymorph narrative unbound an unhinged by any physical constraints, an instant wow.
Sebastian Mikael - "Overgold"
If "Overgold" isn’t part of your vocabulary or you aren’t sure how best to describe it, look no further than this bombastic, color-saturated effort by Director Jared Royal. Taking low angles, shiny tones, and water effects make this funky yet subtle gem from Sebastian Mikael a demonstration of hyper-expressivity.
dee holt - "Sober"
We celebrate basically everything because we are heavy on optimism like that, but we especially love when artists come at us with their full mixed media talents. In "Sober," dee holt took this Gorillaz vibes tune and created her own animated video (she’s studying animation in Uni) that unravels all the false placebo effects alcohol invites us to have. Take a trippy ride above.
Fana Hues - "Float"
Not gonna lie, we’d be all about whatever Fans Hues wanted to throw up for a visualizer, especially with a bouncy bop like "float"’ But director Henry Love Jones took this pop-up performance and gave it the right filter, yellow and autumn themed backdrop (plus a sick pickup truck) and just let Hies own the camera like she does the track.
Softee - "Red Light Green Light"
Need a bounce post-heavy meal with family, then "Red Light Green Light" is your tune, a punchy dance adjacent track with retro bass notes in full flush. Add in the thinly veiled Wall Street social commentary of the video, which has the artist pulling off her best Gordon Gecko debauchery, and we are all in for it.