The Mid-week Music Video Mini-Reviews Youtube Round-Up – 12/18/13

This week is a bit lighter in the MV round-up, but what we lack in quantity we very much make up for in quality. There are a couple of videos here that are very entertaining and moving must-watches. I definitely think you’ll enjoy the majority of this bunch. Vienna’s in particular is a front runner for one of our favorites of the year.

Vienna Teng – “Level Up” ft Tommy Guns Ly

It’s about time we got to watch a new Vienna Teng music video! This is for a single off her recently released album, AIMS, and I’m really feelin’ it. Engrossing music, great set pieces, and effective (and inspiring) art of movement all make for a fantastic music video. I didn’t know Tommy Guns Ly before, but he’s on the radar now. Best MV I’ve seen in a while.

Sam Tsui x Fresh Big Mouf – “Where You Are” (Kia Beatscout Edition)

If you heard Sam’s album Make It Up and the original version of this single, you probably didn’t expect that it could be remade like this. Strip away the music and throw in the challenge of reconstructing it using solely sounds from a Kia and vocals, and you get one incredibly novel remix. Props to Fresh Big Mouf on this one. yes, it’s a glorified car commercial but I ain’t even mad.

Andrew Huang – “Ash”

By now, you should be accustomed to Andrew Huang’s minimalistic style. The video doesn’t give you much to look at but what it does offer is decently eye-catching. But at the end of the day, I wouldn’t call it his best work either. Somewhat middle of the road, though it was interesting to hear his intense vocal inflections towards the end.

Alfa – “Cup of Coffee”

Alfa makes her return with a new single off World Go Blue. The video is filled with the usual beach-side, dramatic slo-mo dramatic montages that fill. That’s not to say it’s not an appealing visual; beautiful people and landscapes make sure of that, but don’t expect it to break any ground either. I still really like the song though. (Fun fact: It played during an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians)


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