The Mid-week Music Video Mini-Reviews Round-Up – 5/6/15 – The Creative Edition

I love it when artists take some chances and try to flash a little creative flair with their visuals to accompany their music. This week is all about that where the artists dared to try something a little different and make the most of the Youtube medium. Interestingly enough, it looks like sponsorship is the way to freedom, as we have a number of these videos backed by a corporate sponsor – including the likes of Verizon, Coke and Sony, among others. who’da thunk it?

Kinjaz – “The Blacksmith”

+This video just oozes coolness
-I know it’s unfair to say that the Jabbawockeez have a corner on the “masked dancers” genre… but they kinda do

Marie Digby – “Kings and Queens”

+This may have been the most visually interesting video by Marie yet
-I kinda wish I knew if there was any deeper meaning behind the themes and symbolism

Andrew Huang – “Phone”

+It’s almost unfair how creative Andrew can be
-I guess it’s a necessary evil but this was still a glorified Verizon ad

Andrew Huang – “Wheels”

+I could actually imagine this as an ad for an Auto Parts store. Oh wait, it is.
-Once again, another ad albeit an insanely impressive one

Honey Cocaine – “Hella Illy”

+The video is so bizarre but it works to set it apart from other videos
-I found the song to be mildly enjoyable at best

Laura Mam – “Madizone Tmey”

+It almost seems like Laura can do no wrong now a days. Great genre-bending track
-I hate to say it, but she’s blown up so much more than she ever had with The Like Me’s

Sam Tsui x Kina Grannis & Friends – “Coke Bottle Song”

+This is one of those things where I can’t fathom how many takes this would have taken – so impressive
-I watched this while drinking a diet coke. Independent thought is dead.

Jhene Aiko – “Eternal Sunshine”

+Jhene’s videos are nearly always refreshing watches, this one included
-It took a little while to get to it’s big reveal, but I can’t complain too much

The Idle Hours (Alfa Garcia) – “The Road”

+Charming, to say the least
-Nothing really, thoroughly enjoyed it

Viennie V – “This Love”

+Artists tend to find increasingly fun ways to do a lyric video and this is a great example
-I’m a little curious as to why she continues to be relatively obscure

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