For decades, music videos have been the way for artists to extend song creativity to visual form. A few film-like visuals aside, videos are usually somewhat of an afterthought for a majority of artists. It’s not often that cinematography outshines the actual song itself for music videos. Not that the song isn’t good; on the contrary, it’s spectacular. But in Molly Brazy’s “Trust None” the duality of night and day along with the scenery on full display in the background make it one of Brazy’s strongest videos to date.
It starts with the swinging camera that places Brazy front and center amidst the nursery rhyme-esque production, giving her a chance to stand over the beat instead of with it. Combining her rapidly changing flow and hard-hitting lyrics with some lush scenery and you have the recipe for how music videos should look like in 2018.
Take a look at Molly Brazy’s visual for “No One” 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.