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Co-conceptualized by director Isaac Ravishankara and Poliça frontwoman Channy Leaneagh, “I Need $ / So Leave” is a video about starting over. We open on a stoic Channy as a maid in a less than fancy hotel, slowly moving from room to room, being very detailed in her work as… Read More

In her new music video for "Tookah," Icelandic singer/songwriter Emilíana Torrini is represented by her disembodied CGI head and arms, which are floating in a mysterious, watery green environment. Soon Torrini's face starts to multiply and spin around her before her face becomes temporarily distorted. Eventually she fades into the black. Directed… Read More

Directed by Cameron Duddy and Harper Smith, the video for “Hold On” by Colbie Caillat feels almost like a music video version of a ballet. It builds slowly, opening with Colbie laying and walking on sparkling sand, with a cosmic backdrop projected behind her, surrounded by dancers. As the chorus… Read More

Every time I watch a Colin Tilley video, all I can think about is how bad I wanna be there. Like in the video for “Ride” by SoMo, where we open on SoMo walking around an awesome house on a beautiful day – a place I definitely now want to… Read More

Using a sample from Jermaine Dupri’s 1998 song “The Party Continues,” “Dance With Me” by Le Youth ft. Dominique Young Unique feels like a modern version of a 90s dance track. The Tim Nackashi-directed video for the song is also a callback to 80s/90s vibes, set on a fashion video… Read More

“Comme un elephant,” the latest single from French musician Saint André, is a song about a clumsy guy who, while feeling like a “bull in a china shop,” sings about his love for a beautiful woman. Directed by Roboshobo, the video finds Saint André in an office setting, filling the… Read More

The video for “Dare You” by Hardwell featuring Matthew Koma tells the story of a bunch of young people in a big city being brought together by music - specifically the dance music provided by Hardwell. Directed by Alex Herron, the video opens on people by themselves doing everyday things… Read More

Christina Perri fans will be able to pick up right away what is missing in the beginning of her new music video for "Human", directed by Elliott Sellers. Sitting on a white pedestal in a white room, Perri's signature tatoos are nowhere to be found as light flashes in and… Read More

There was a lot of anticipation leading up to the release of “Adore You” by Miley Cyrus. After teasing the internet with a few Instagram videos promoting the release on December 26th, the stage was set for Miley to potentially break many of her own Vevo records that she set… Read More

Directed by Terry Richardson, “XO” is one of the 17 music videos included on Beyoncé’s self-titled “visual album” released last Friday. The video takes place in Coney Island on a summer day/night, with Beyoncé dressed casually in jeans and a white tank top (although still tremendously fabulous, naturally) while she… Read More

Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, the flashy “100 Favors” by Rich Gang ft. Kendrick Lamar is a performance music video that includes pretty ladies, Grand Touring Vodka, weed vaporizers, and some beautiful underwater shots. Rather than filling the video with traditional "video girls," the women are glamorously styled and are… Read More

There are many different ways to do a music video for a Christmas song, but my favorite has always been a well-done performance video. Since many Christmas songs are standards, the track is all about the artist, their performance, and what style they bring to it. A strong performance video… Read More

The video for “Hey Brother” by Avicii, directed by Jesse S, is a story about two brothers during the Vietnam War era in the US. The older of the two brothers, played by Zach Voss, appears to be just old enough to be called to fight in the war, and… Read More

In “Cyrstaillized” by Young The Giant, director Elliott Sellers puts an intergalactic twist on the performance video by setting the band in a meteor flaying across space. By racking focus and projecting shapes and colors onto the band while they perform, Elliott is able to mimic the look of the band riding inside… Read More

Combining clips of archival wartime footage, director Tom Hingston’s “I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix [Wasted Edit])” by David Bowie is a fascinating anti-war music video that is meant to, as Tom describes, "serve as a powerful reminder of the futility of war.” The video does this by juxtaposing footage… Read More

If the video projects leading up to the release of Childish Gambino’s new LP Because the Internet are any indication of what the tone of the album will be, we can expect a dark, introspective hip hop album that comes from the perspective of an artist with a completely unique… Read More

In the hilarious new video for "Shark Attack" by Grouplove, actor John Hawkes plays Steven The Magnificant, a disheveled magician whose main trick involves making the band appear and disappear – or at least that’s what’s supposed to happen. Instead, something in the trick goes haywire, and rather than making… Read More

As one of the biggest stars on the planet right now, and the artist behind the second most viewed music video of all time ("Baby," which is knocking on the door of a billion views), it’s always a big deal when Justin Bieber releases a music video. His latest video… Read More

Middle Class Rut and director Lance Drake - the team behind "Aunt Betty," one of the best and most twisted music videos of the year – is back again with "Dead Eye," a docu-narrative video shot in Alaska that is basically the opposite of "Aunt Betty." The video, which features… Read More

Have you ever wanted to meet the most badass kid of all time? Well, then you’re in luck, because I’m pretty sure we found him starring in the new Five Knives video for "The Future," directed by Lance Drake. We open on an industrialized school in Japan where the classes… Read More

As the number of pure performance videos continues to fall, it’s always a treat when a really great one, like "Modern Jesus" by Portugal. The Man, comes across our radar. Directed by Elliott Sellers, the video was shot on October 28, 2013, using the live audio track from the performance,… Read More

Atlanta rapper and auto-tune master Future, whose 2011 mixtape was entitled Astronaut Kid, takes the astronaut comparisons to a new level in his video for  "Real And True," featuring Miley Cyrus and Mr. Hudson. The Rankin-directed video features Future and Mr. Hudson traveling to outer space to rescue an unconscious,… Read More

Finding a hardcore rock video is pretty rare these days. With the Best Rock Video category at the MTV VMAs featuring bands like Mumford & Sons and Vampire Weekend, the definition of a rock video is much different than it used to be. That’s why we’re really glad that bands… Read More

"Rescue" by Yuna is an empowering song about a woman overcoming a difficult situation on her own, without needing any outside help. The video, directed by Elliott Sellers, follows Yuna as she performs in beautiful outdoor locations, some with more natural surroundings and others in much more developed areas. Yuna… Read More

Capturing the energy and vibrant colors of a street market, "Light Me Up" by Birdy is a fun and mischievous video directed by Sophie Muller. 17-year-old singer/songwriter continues her sting of collaborations with the music video legend, and the video builds on the style and thematic elements established in their… Read More

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