The 8 Best Music Videos of The Week | 2023 Week 4
Featuring a hip hop film noir flip, trippy magazine collage animation, studio jams, cinematic oceanscapes and more
Image Credit: Still from R. Ring's Hug music video
Music videos are artistic extensions of the songs themselves, with many visual accompaniments becoming just as, if not more iconic than the song it was created for. Here are our top 8 music videos this week, including the likes of King Gizz, Fever Ray, midwxst & Denzel Curry and more!
Cordae - Two Tens (feat. Anderson Paak)
Cordae and Paak jump on a smooth as silk J.Cole beat in this duet that sees the pair trading storytelling bars, while the video sees the pair play out the lyrics across a range of club environments as the pair unwind for a chill night.
Dave Okumu & The 7 Generations - Chapter 2: The Intolerable Suffering of (The) Other
The second in a four part film series ahead of his new I Came From Love album, Austrian artist Dave Okumu's new music video is more of a short film that features Okumu alongside a number of mysterious masked characters shot in an oppressive oceanside setting.
Fever Ray - Kandy
The third single from iconic off kilter electronic pop experimentalist forthcoming Radical Romantics album (on which Karin Dreijer is once again collaborating with brother and The Knife bandmate Olof Dreijer) comes alongside a very David Lynchian video that sees a live performance of Kandy carried out in bizarre costumes to a solitary suited audience member.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Astroturf
Lifted from last year's Changes LP, the clip for Astroturf starts off as a good ol' live studio jam session, giving gearheads a chance to peep the band's setup and equipment before the video beautifully cuts as the song's vibe shifts in a flurry of flutes. Out of the studio, the video cuts to footage of the band enjoying the streets and surrounds of New Orleans over the instrumental, before cutting back to the studio for the grand finale.
midwxst & Denzel Curry - Tally
Channeling the film noir greats of the 1940s, the video for Tally sees midwxst and Curry playing the protagonists in a classic detective style caper.
PACKS - 4th of July
A Canadian band writing a song called 4th of July might seem odd initially, but it was PACKS' way of trying to understand this patriotic holiday celebrated in the United States, and the video portrays this outside looking in vibe with a weird and wacky take on a holiday road trip.
R. Ring - Hug
A week after Sleaford Mods took some cues from Monty Python's Flying Circus, we're blessed with another trippy collage video, this time from Kelley Deal (the Breeders) R. Ring's new album War Poems, We Rested.
Runnner - Runnning In Place At The Edge Of The Map
The video for L.A.-based Runnner's new video is an old school CRT television paradise, with a different screen playing back lyrics as well as a separate screen for his mouth and eyes, looking like a relic from the late 80s in HD.