Uh, we’re not sure what we just watched.
LionKing’s video for “Not Your Life” is hazy and hard to follow. It looks like it takes place in a laser tag arena, with men wearing masks waving their hands in odd, alien-like formations. It’s creepy – unsettling even. But one thing it isn’t is boring. It’ll unnerve you from start to finish, and, for that, we have to give LionKing its props.
Now, the song itself is just as weird. Normally, we’d just say that it’s not that good, but that seems to be the point. We don’t want to read too much into trolling, but if it is trolling, it’s a pretty good attempt. It’s a funny record and video that deserve a glimpse if you know how to take a joke.
Watch the video for “Not Your Life” below.
@AkhilSesh’s visual for “Lil Thouwow” will throw you for a loop
Akhil Sesh’s latest visual is “Lil Thouwow” and if there’s one word to describe it, it’s definitely “wow.” That’s a good one by the way, often because the word gets misconstrued in this context. In the visual for the song smoother than usual song, Akhil Sesh loads on copious amounts of special effects that showcase a drive to be eclectic. It works, too.
Watch the video for “Lil Thouwow” below.
@theofficialyed goes crazy in “Like I Never Left”
Y.E.D. hails from Atlanta and is more grassroots than anyone coming out of the city. His raw, visceral style of music relies on its spontaneity for thrills. “Like I Never Left” captures lightning in a bottle for a captivating sound and style that place you right in the action. The video will give you vertigo, but it’s mesmerizing in a way that Harmony Korine’s K.I.D.S is.
Watch the video for “Like I Never Left” below.
@Coringmusic shows Brooklyn’s beauty in “Brooklyn”
Watch Corin Gabriella’s exciting new video for “Brooklyn.” It has a very grassroots feel to the way that it’s shot and the frantic, energetic viewpoints that it uses to portray the city’s angst. Corin is a rising R & B stalwart out of the city with a soulful sound that cuts through much of the more atmospheric muddling that exists in contemporary soul culture. With a fresh, funky twist, her latest will give you something to remember.
Watch the video for “Brooklyn” below.