Friday is still a while away but there have been a few top-notch videos to drop this week already. We thought we would smash the four best ones into a mid-week round up for you. Cop this:
Raury – Trap Tears (ft. Key!)
First up is Raury with the video for Trap Tears (ft. Key!), which sees him travel through an impoverished neighbourhood as he talks of the hardships faced by the underprivileged and overlooked. The song is taken from Raury’s LP All We Need, with the video noticeably shorter than the album version which is over five minutes long. Amidst the eerily desolate streets and run down houses, there is footage of a few dancers who pulls shape in the middle of the street cut with night time jaunts on quad bikes which leads into a group march lead by Raury. The clip wraps up with Raury and Key! performing on top of a truck, which Raury flips off in order to crowd surf the rest of the song out.
Wavves – My Head Hurts
With Wavves‘ Australian tour dates mere days away, the video for My Head Hurts is essentially perfect. It’s a simple, roughly cut clip, opening with the band walking onto stage. What follows is a mess of live and tour life footage with the rush of the song pushing things along. The clip was directed by Jack Wagner and filmed during Wavves’ 2015 tour of the Northern Hemisphere recently in support of their fifth album V.
Personally, I reckon that some of the best videos are ones like this – especially when they come out in the lead up to a run of live shows. They hype the shit out of the experience of seeing a band play live, show off some “behind the scenes” antics and generally instill a kind of anticipation. If you’re going to Falls or one of Wavves’ sideshows, this, my friends, is what you have to look forward to. And it’s going to be killer.
Tei Shi – Get It
The stunning video for Tei Shi‘s latest single Get It seems super simple at first. It’s black and white, it opens with isolated close ups of the Brooklyn-based Argentinian singer, it’s soft, it’s pretty, it’s dreamy. Then there are these strange flashes of space-like footage. Then, you learn that it’s actual footage from outer-space. Contributed by NASA (yep), the footage is from the Cassini Mission satellite that tracks Saturn and it’s moons around the clock. In short: it makes for a pretty badass video clip. The two separate pieces of footage are cut together to create this strange, spacey, black and white film which lets the focus shine on Tei Shi’s incredible voice, complimenting with an interesting visual, rather than taking away from it.