It may be the unofficial end of Summer but it looks like a lot of artists have been busy as of late. Since our last music video round-up, the following clips made their way in front of our eyes over the course of the past week. There’s a little Hip-Hop, some Pop, some EDM, and Pop-Rock all throw in there to give you a fair bit of variety. And of course, what would it be without our humble opinion thrown in the mix too?
Heejun Han x Pusha T – “Bring the Love Back”
Heejun Han finally makes his post-Idol debut. The video is your typical party-it-up-in-the-summer video fare but more importantly, how’s the song? Does it cater to Heejun’s talents? Not really. Is it over-produced? Definitely. How is Pusha T’s feature? OK but half-assed. Is it radio ready? Yes, but if Jessica Sanchez couldn’t get air-time with “Tonight“, I’m not sure this one can either.
AJ Rafael – “I Just Want You” (ft Amy Pham)
This isn’t so much a music video as it is a video lookbook set to AJ‘s “I Just Want You”. So you can expect pretty people wearing stylish clothes and AJ making appearances throughout to woo the girl. It’s not the deepest visual, but it was never meant to be. I imagine a fair number of you will enjoy this.
Shogunna – “100 Bars”
Shogunna is beginning to sound like his old, hungry self again, and it’s good to hear him start to build things up after his “hiatus“. The dude even has a Vevo channel set up, which means he’s doing something right. So it’s a solid Hip-Hop track with a unmemorable video. The quality is clean but there’s nothing that sticks out save for the shaky-cam effect that makes me think I’m watching a Matt Damon action film.
DJ Yup – “Nail It to the Head”
If you’re into EDM this is a fair entry from DJ Yup though the video isn’t an official music video. It’s more of a way to promote/preview the track with footage that blatantly tries to remind you that he’s having more fun than you are. But I guess that’s par for the course for the genre.