Kami – Home Movies
Chicago artist KAMI (Leather Corduroys) just dropped the video for Home Movies, the first track off his debut LP which is slated for release early next year. The video, directed by Andre Muir follows as a short film of sorts involving a diner waitress closing up early and indulging in a prom-night fantasy complete with backup dancers. There are some familiar faces in the video with Vic Mensa doing double duty as both a really confused dish-washer and member of the house band, along with Joey Purp and Knox Fortune, the latter having produced the track.
Lisa Mitchell – Warhol
Last week, Lisa Mitchell released her beautiful third album, Warriors and headed out on a national tour. Now, she’s followed up with a video for the latest single lifted from the LP, Warhol. Speaking of the track, Mitchell explained that it is a highly personal song (“It’s as if I was calling out to Andy Warhol, as if he were a dear confidante… A world to find refuge in…”). Which is perhaps why she opted for such an intimate visual to accompany the song. The video is a simple, live recording: Mitchell under warm orange lights, accompanied by her band as she dances around the small stage.
Sofi Tukker – Awoo ft. Betta Lemme
The newest video from New York based electro duo Sofi Tukker comes from their debut EP Soft Animals. A whimsical, piano driven dance track, Awoo comes in with a bright, colour-filled video to accompany it. Filmed in a pretty lavish location, it’s a little different to what might be expected at first. Complete with ducklings hatching and some strange underwater sequences, it’s fun and kind of quirky without taking itself too seriously.
Maggie Rogers – Alaska
Maggie Rogers first came to attention through a video featuring her song Alaska when she played it for Pharrell Williams during a masterclass with the Grammy Award winner during her time as a student at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The song blends her folk sensibilities with her love for dance music in what Pharrell himself described as being a singular manner without compare. The video an extension of both those influences as she wonders through fields and forests, stopping to dance in clearings before night falls and the coloured lights come out.
Olsson – Hold On ft. Mapei
Stockholm based songwriter and producer Olsson’s got a new video out and it’s for his most recent single, Hold On which features vocals from Rhode Island’s Mapei. Filmed on location in Berlin, the video was shot on four different cameras over one weekend and has a throwback-90s vibe complete with bright colours and an analogue aesthetic.
D.R.A.M – Cash Machine
The man behind the worldwide hit Broccoli, and now a gorgeous debut album, is back at it again with yet another insanely catchy feel-good anthem. This time sampling Ray Charles’ classic piano intro from Hallelujah I Love Her So, it’s a perfect blend of old and new. Pair this with imagery of D.R.A.M. rolling around town spraying money from a tricycle, it’s almost impossible to not crack a smile while watching this video.
Smoke Dawg – Overseas ft. Skepta
Teaming up with Canada’s young trap king Smoke Dawg, it seems like the king of grime is slowly turning more and more to the sounds of the South. Sure the pair aren’t bringing the most lyrical verses, but with it’s heavy hook and bold verses, it’s hard to question energy that the London – Toronto link up brings.
Lance Skiiiwalker – Lover’s Lane &
Top Dawg Entertainment’s newest signee has dropped two new videos along with his highly anticipated debut, Introverted Intuition. The clip for Lover’s Lane sees Lance on the search for love, and the soundtrack to which is a beautifully violin lead slow burner, where Lance serenades those with his slick, laid-back tone. Meanwhile, the incredible Attraction is simple, sedate and thoughtful, predominantly featuring lightly falling snow in front of a simple building, with what we can only assume is Lance Skiiiwalker gazing out from a window.
Ab-Soul – Huey Knew
Yet another TDE member to drop a video this week, this time we’ve got new visuals from Ab-Soul. Backed by imagery of black panther members, Donald Trump, and various cases of police brutality, the emcee delivers a powerful bundle of truth over this brutal boom-bap beat; this one is sure to turn heads.
Manu Crook$ – Blowin’ Up ft. Miracle
If you haven’t already peeped Australian artist Manu Crook$, now’s most definitely the time. Dropping the video for Blowin’ Up, it sees the emcee flexing through the streets of his city alongside collaborator Miracle, over the aggressive, bass heavy soundtrack and melodic verses beneath. Also check out the cameo by Brisbane’s celestial songstress JOY.
YOUNG MONKS – Bad Bad Freddy
Built upon an oddly brilliant carnival themed instrumentation, neo-psych indie rockers YOUNG MONKS have made their long-awaited return with an equally trippy video for their latest single. Blending puppets, and face masks with a reggae like groove and catchy as hell hooks, sure it’s a weird combination, but man does it work well.
Words by Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh and Martin McConnell
Image: Lance Skiiiwalker / Youtube / TDE