Welcome to TWIB’s Weekly Top 5 Videos. This is a segment where we will be looking at some exceptional visuals from various acts from around the globe. The music video format has been around for decades and through the 90s and 2000s, it has really taken flight from multi-million budget music videos, to mid to low-budget videos with exceptional features. In this section, we will not discriminate but rather highlight some of the creative visuals that pop up on our radar.
Lord Willin x Esoteric x Redd Rebel – “Beware the Dark Side prod. by Stu Bangas”
Lord Willin, Esoteric, and Redd Rebel share visuals for their Stu Bangas-produced song “Beware the Dark Side“. The haunting soundscape is underpinned by the rapper’s vivid lyrical display that keeps listeners locked in from start to finish. The visual is performance-based and captures all parties involved doing what they love the most.
Dax – “Searching For a Reason”
Dax‘s newest release sees him “Searching For a Reason”. Over a somber and soulful backdrop, he delivers a melodic performance ripe with heartfelt lyrics that dwell on fake friendship, self-doubts, and depression. The visual sees Dax trapped in thrown into the classic Alice in Wonderland story as he falls into the rabbit hole and gets to meet several characters from the Lewis Caroll tale.
Moemaw Naedon & C.Scott – “Awesome Environment”
Moemaw Naedon and C.Scott share the visuals for their song “Awesome Environment” taken from their collaborative album, River Rats. The visual captures both artists as they head back to the very spot where they get inspired, which is near Pittsburgh’s river banks. The spot serves as a true source of inspiration, meditation, and comfort for the duo and a perfect way to escape the craziness of the world.
Kitana – “Viel”
Kitana returns with “Viel” and its accompanying video. The beat is hard-hitting and cinematic while her hushed flow stays sharp and engaging as ever. The visual makes use of several visual effects with futuristic abstract aesthetics and smooth transitions.
Nicki Knightz x Henny Knightz – “Lonely Girls Hearts Club (Intro)”
Nicki Knightz and Henny Knightz helped close out the list with “Lonely Girls Hearts Club (Intro)”. A heartfelt tale about being different and feeling ostracized by society. Nicki runs through her upbringing and the different memories and experiences that helped shape her among other things. The visual is cinematic and the storyboarding engaging as it follows three close friends who feel the world has turned its back on and while they seem the happiest together, once alone they are left grappling with somber thoughts and intense emotions. Inspired by the hit movie ‘Set It Off’ in order to fight back they take their destinies into their own hands.