The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 5
Soak up the best new sights and sounds of the week including new music videos from Elsy Wameyo, Ibibio Sound Machine, Logic1000, POND and more!
Image credit: Still from POND's 'Neon River' video
Music videos are artistic extensions of the songs themselves, with many visual accompaniments becoming just as, if not more iconic than the songs they were created for. As usual, some of our favourite songs of the week also had some of our favourite videos, with this week's list including Dehd, Elsy Wameyo, Ibibio Sound Machine, Keaper, Logic1000, POND, Six Organs Of Admittance, Softcult, The Buoys and Yaya Bey!
Dehd - Mood Ring
After making waves with their 2022 debut album Blue Skies, Chicago-based alt/indie trio have announced the follow-up, Poetry, alongside jangly new single Mood Ring and an extended music video involving infomercials, magic elixirs and a Narnia-style twist. Dehd’s new album Poetry is out May 10 via Fat Possum Records.
Elsy Wameyo - Sinner
A few years after we met her (and featured her as a 2023 artist to watch), Nairobi-born, Adelaide-based singer, rapper and producer Elsy Wameyo keeps that momentum going on trappy, atmospheric and commanding new single Sinner. Taking the sinner theme visually, the video features Elsy singing in church, punctuated with awesome choreography and stunning costume and set design. Out now via Music In Exile.
Ibibio Sound Machine - Got to Be Who U Are
Longtime fave English electronic afro-funk band announced their fifth studio album with a funky, uplifting new cut that pairs squelchy basslines with Eno Williams’ silvery vocals. Capturing the energy of an ISM live gig, the video features multiple takes of footage of the band performing, overlaid with each other to trippy & engaging effect. Ibibio Sound Machine’s new album Pull The Rope is out March 5 via Merge Records.
John Glacier - Money Shows (feat. Eartheater)
In a huge transatlantic collab, London rapper & producer John Glacier links up with influential & experimental sound innovator Eartheater for a minimalist cut of alternative hip-hop, with stark guitar strums pushing things forward before the drums hit, and Glacier’s hypnotic, deadpan delivery pulling you in. The video sees John in a range of settings and costumes, from being rugged up outside under bleak London skies through to being in the makeup chair. John Glacier’s new EP Like A Glacier is out February 23 via Young.
Keaper - Alone
Check out what we said about thee Naarm-based shoegazer's new single and video when we premiered it earlier in the week.
Logic1000 - Promises (feat. Rochelle Jordan)
As we edge closer to the debut album from Aussie-born, Berlin-based producer Samantha Poulter AKA Logic1000’s highly anticipated debut album, she’s given us another taste of the record with a mellow and melodic new slice of vocal house sounds, with deep chords punctuated by a four-to-the-floor drums while Rochelle Jordan’s vocals float above the mix. The video continues the trend from previous singles, offering a psychedelic, old school video of overexposed VHS vibes with a flower theme. Logic1000’s new album Mother is out March 22 via Therapy / Because Music / Virgin Music Australia.
POND - Neon River
Check out what we said about POND’s awesome new mediaeval-meets-glam rock video earlier in the week.
Six Organs Of Admittance - The Mission
As beloved as he is prolific, veteran guitarist Ben Chasny announced his twenty-first studio album Time Is Glass with a new single and video,The Mission. A tender, stripped back cut of fingerstyle acoustic guitar and Chasny’s falsetto-style vocals, The Mission features an intriguing, DIY style music video that intersperses a wide range of touching visuals. Six Organs Of Admittance’s new album Time Is Glass is out April 26 via Drag City.
Softcult - Shortest Fuse
Canadian twins Mercedes and Phoenix Arn-Horn return as Softcult with a new cut of slowcore-influenced grunge, pairing big guitar riffs with ethereal vocals and a commanding rhythm section. Meanwhile, the video sees Softcult jamming out in a range of locations, from a candy bar to the bowling alley.
Yaya Bey - Chasing The Bus
From it’s opening sparkling keys, melodic bassline and tasteful drums, Yaya Bey’s new single perfectly sets the scene for what’s to come - some beyond smooth r&b-meets-hip-hop alongside a dance-themed video that sees Bey in a number of distinct costumes and performances. Yaya Bey’s new album Ten Fold is out May 10 via Big Dada.
Enjoy all these tunes as well as our favourite singles of the week and a stack of other new music we've been feeling in our Spotify playlist.