Ah, the studio. Every musician’s sanctuary. A place where creativity can thrive and magic can happen. And if you’re on a budget, a place where a decent MV can be shot if you’re trying to forgo the frills. This is what we have for you this week. It may not be anything fancy, but that doesn’t detract from the heart of these songs – and we think there’s a lot here to like.
Lions Ambition – “Brighter Days”
-It’s simple, but I liked it and thought it was fitting. Nothing negative to say.
Andrew Huang – “Water”
-That being said, it’s hard to beat out the original for how awe inspiring it was
Marie Digby – “Diamond Eyes”
-I’m not sure if it was intentional, but the strong lighting made her look like a ghost in some scenes
Marie Digby – “Vanish”
-And now I’m kind of wishing she re-released all her material in acoustic arrangements
Cynthia Lin & the Blue Moon All Stars – “Sanctuary”
-As entertaining as the cajon-ist with the smedium tee is, he was offset by the brass section who looked bored out of their minds.
Tim Be Told & Friends – “All Ye Nations”
-Although it was great that everyone got face time, I felt that a more dramatic/artistic a la “Battle Hymn” would have been more fitting
Alfa – “God Writes Happy Endings”
-It’s great to see Priska backing up her friend, but she’s much more capable than just harmonies
Far East Movement x Kayla Kai – “White Flag”
-But why was it shot with a potato? Looks like non HD footage from a 2007