If you’re in the Northeast, chances are you’ve been relatively stuck indoors in the midst of Winter, forgetting what outside looks and feels like. If you’re elsewhere, maybe you just haven’t had a chance to stop and breathe in a little bit of your surroundings. Whatever it maybe, this weeks collection of music videos will have you ready to head out again. They are all prominently set outdoors, often with a little bit of water and sun in the back to evoke the days of Summer.
Kinjaz Dance to “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran
+Great to see so many Kinjaz head represent
-I would have loved for them to make use of that circle and give us some cool pans, but no dice
Jason Chen – “Drops of Heaven”
+A cute, lighthearted video
-But so much lens flare… was this directed by JJ Abrams?
J. Reyez – “Feelin’ Like”
+Very picturesque – nice aerial and panorama shots
-It’s still just a pretty coat of paint on an otherwise boilerplate rap video
Sue Jin – “Peace”
+A tranquil, almost surreal ballad
-Although I’d argue they take the pace a little too slow with the visual
Spazzkid – “Goodbye”
+Pretty cool video overall. A good mix of FTW & WTF
-I have mixed feelings about the drum patterns – fun but a bit off kilter
Lions Ambition – “Irresistible You”
+I’ve always been a fan of LA’s sound, and this is another reason why
-But I do admit, it could use a little polish in the mix to take them from a cool underground band to a great indie
Kylee – “Crazy for You”
+The vast overexposure gives it a dream like quality
-Not sure the unplugged, acoustic style is her strong point for vocals. I liked the original more
Sam Tsui – “Next Best Thing”
+Sam definitely knows where he fits best in the music spectrum. The pop/rock vibe (emphasis on pop) suits him.
-Considering where they were, it would have been cool to see a little more grit in the visual. Break something! Get dusty!
Kevin Kaho Tsui – “Kowloon City”
+Well edited lyric video. I definitely got a little bit of wanderlust from watching this
-Although I can’t say I was crazy about the writing
"The Mid-week Music Video Mini-Reviews Round-Up – 2/11/15 - The Great Outdoors Edition",