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.
Fly Boi Rich’s new tune “New Jack City” is immensely powerful
Fly Boi Rich is one of Detroit’s hidden gems. This rapping mafioso’s punchlines hit hard, his beats even harder. His latest release is “New Jack City,” a tough, street anthem that will make even the most weary become fans. Check it out below.
.@drewisfamous and @playknows hit the school track in “Look At That!”
Drew Famous dropped the aesthetically bizarre 800DASH last year, and now he’s releasing the video for “Look At That!,” a crisply shot trip heavy on the nostalgia. It’s almost like one of those weird training videos from the 1990s that makes brilliant use of washed out color palettes and cool camera angles. It features PLAY of Virginia group Breezepark who brings tenacious energy to the chill tune.
Check out the visual below.
@RealRobotJones and @LadiEarth have the time of their lives in “Big Ol Booty”
Robot’s tenacious new track “Big Ol Booty” will undoubtedly be the soundtrack to a lively time once the weather warms up. The Texas-based rapper knows how to have a good time, judging by past hits like “Camera” and “Sleigh,” and brings that same approach to this tune, reveling in his unique energy to breathe fresh air into the instrumental. Ladi Earth, whose music has just been featured on Netflix’s Russian Doll (her song “Water“), appears her and brings some sex appeal to the proceedings.
Check out the video below.