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.
ATO-MIK – “Underdogs”
ATO-MIK opens up the video playlist as the “Underdogs”. The anthemic track sees the duo in their element as they remind us that they are not giving up and are ready to go the extra mile to achieve their dreams. The visual makes use of sports motifs and stylish camera angles with performance shots that showcases them in their element.
Nauti – “Owee”
Auckland-based rap artist Nauti shares the visuals for his song “Owee”. The laidback smoky tune is ripe with a classic soul sample and snapping trap drums that blend with his distinct flow and stylish bravado-rhyme schemes. The accompanying visual is a solid blend of performance shots, engaging set pieces and motifs that accentuate his go-getter mentality.
The track is taken from his latest album, Road to a Brick.
Sheena-Rae – “Don’t Tell A Soul (Shh)”.
Rising London-based singer/songwriter Sheen Rae‘s new single “Don’t Tell A Soul (Shh)” is a heartfelt ballad about falling in love with someone who is already in a relationship. The sublime piece is heartfelt, candid and unapologetic with the lyrics which are relatable in many ways. The visual is stylish and captures Sheena in her element with subtle cut scenes and performance shots that showcase her stylish persona.
Tech G – “Bang for Me”
Tech G’s new release “Bang For Me” is a hard-hitting bravado track that sees the rising emcee dropping bars over a piano-laden boom-bap drum groove. Tech-G doesn’t hold back and gets into the zone with his hard-hitting rap schemes. The visual makes use of animated elements and fx that uses performance shots of the rapper and hip-hop culture references.
Stream his full project EXIT HUMAN: The Covenant here.
Dub Sonata x Double A.B. – “Cold Alliance” prod. by Dub Sonata”
Dub Sonata links up with long-time collaborator Double A.B. on “Cold Alliance,” the intro track to Dub’s latest compilation album Tranquilizer Dart out now on Vinyl/CD via Man Bites Dog Records. The track is as ominous as they come and we get a cinematic and moody track by Dub Sonata underpinned by vivid rhyme schemes from Double A.B. The video filmed by Last Call Steve makes use of performance shots and subtle transitions that focuses on Double A.B in his stomping grounds.
Ash Olsen – “Remedy”
Burgeoning Norwegian rap artist Ash Olsen help close the video playlist with her new single “Remedy” taken from her sophomore album, titled GOLDEN CHILD via Arista Records. “Remedy” is a summer-tinged afro pop-infused track that showcases her versatile style and heartfelt songwriting. Over the smooth and lush textures, she delivers a smooth melodic performance ripe with bravado bars that aim to prepare us for the summer. The visual is a solid mix of clips from Ash’s collection ranging from studio recordings, tours and home recordings. It fully gives viewers a glimpse into her life and it’s pretty awesome.