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Sam Smith | Promises | Music Video Review

Sam Smith’s and Calvin Harris’ new video, “Promises,” is worth the watch. It focuses on New York ballrooms and all the extravagant people surrounding them. The video features dancers who tell stories of how this atmosphere allows them to be exactly who they want. The

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Tyler, The Creator | Okra | Music Video Review

Directed by Wolf Haley Tyler, the Creator’s latest release is in the shape of a vegetable, and it’s beautiful. “Okra,” is a banger—to say the very least. The music video was released in late March and as far as music videos go, it is cinematically

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Taylor Swift | Delicate | Music Video Review

Record label: Big Machine Records Taylor Swift’s music video for the song “Delicate” is a somewhat metaphorical representation of Swift’s personal life. The video starts off with Swift being bombarded by photographers, manic fans, and interviewers, in addition to constantly being surrounded by bodyguards herself.

The Presets | 14U+14Me | Music Video Review

Record Label: Modular Records The computer-generated, glitched, and well-established visual identity of The Presets is renewed in an optically dense music video for “14U+14ME.” Abstract and undulating 3-D forms move in time with a mix-match of acute—and literal—displays of human emotion, while extreme fields of

Cardi B & Bruno Mars | Finesse | Music Video Review

Directed by Bruno Mars While everyone is stuck on the return of the 80s, Bruno Mars and Cardi B are portraying a more recent era: the 90s. Mars’ latest music video for “Finesse” is upbeat and amusing. What sets this video apart from today’s basic

Taylor Swift | End Game | Music Video Review

Directed by Joseph Kahn Taylor Swift’s new music video, “End Game,” featuring Ed Sheeran and Future, is not quite what it should be. Directed by Joseph Kahn, who has been Swift’s collaborator for the past few years, the video is full of well-composed shots, bright

MGMT | Little Dark Age: Music Video Review

Artist MGMT Single: Little Dark Age Release Date: 2017 MGMT and their visual identity have come to a new urbanity with a music video for the single, “Little Dark Age.” MGMT is not a stranger to the surreal and has successfully slithered their hallucinogenic tentacles

Kendrick Lamar | Element: Music Video Review

Artist: Kendrick Lamar Single: Element Release Date: June 17th, 2017 Kendrick Lamar’s music video for his song “Element” brilliantly shifts the standard format of music videos into a symbiotic project, where in both the video and song amplify their own meaning through each other. Lamar,

Marilyn Manson | Say10: Music Video Review

Artist: Marilyn Manson Song:  Say10 Release date: Oct. 9th, 2017 Marilyn Manson recently released his new music video, featuring Johnny Depp, for “Say10.” But instead of an artistic masterpiece, the video only proves that friends don’t always make ideal collaborators. On the surface, the “Say10” music video