It’s been a massive month in music videos, with big hitters from Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar garnering reams of views and debate. In case you’ve somehow missed these two, we’ve included them here, alongside some smaller but still perfectly formed gems that have caught our eyes these last few weeks. Enjoy.
First up is a gorgeous animation created by directing collective Bif for the track Green by Azel Phara. Production company: Mill+.
Surfing zombies are the order of the day in this beautifully shot film by ad creatives-turned directors The Sacred Egg, which is for Nicolas Godin’s track Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde. Production company: Riff Raff Films.
Rihanna’s Bitch Better Have My Money video by Megaforce has spawned tonnes of think pieces, and it’s easy to see why. But it’s also been impossible to ignore this month. Production company: Iconoclast.
Director Damian Weiler’s video for Nerina Pallot’s The Road could barely be more topical, as it documents life in a migrant camp in Calais. Production company: Loose Joints.
An incredible feat of organisational filmmaking, Oscar Hudson’s video for Choreograph by Gilligan Moss sets the movements of a group of family members around a central figure in perfect time to the music. And it’s all shot in-camera, apparently. Production company: Bad.
Director Julian Flores mixes cheerleaders and a car crash in this utterly compelling film for Acid Rain by Lorn.
Some nice use of 3D scanning in this video for Crystal by Delorean, directed by Joan Guasch.
Directed by Droga5 New York creatives Alexander Nowak and Felix Richter, this video for Paul Kalkbrenner’s Feed Your Head is the third part in a trilogy for the musician that documents the trials of a naïve, music-loving kid in America. You can watch the other films here, but this latest one works well on its own too.
We close with the epic grandeur of Kendrick Lamar’s Alright, directed by Colin Tilley. Just beautiful. Production company: London Alley.