It’s been a big month or two for music releases. From Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence to Australian rapper Allday’s Startup Cult, just about all corners of the world have new music is seeping through the pores of the internet. Favourable tracks that didn’t make the below mentions include Hundred Waters’ “Murmurs“, Angus and Julia Stone’s “Grizzly Bear“, Spoon’s “Inside Out” and the sensitive piano track “True Love” by Tobias Jesso Jr. But now, here are some new music videos to get you feeling dreamy, the good ol’ fashion way:
Mac Demarco – “Chamber Of Reflection (Official Video)”
Warped to about half the speed of the original album version, DeMarco exploits the dreamy lo-fi qualities of VHS-style to create an emotionally mellow clip. Featuring a woman wearing a Homer Simpson mask, it has a similar physical/sexual bending qualities to the Youtube-banned and NSFW clip Still Life by Oneohtrix Point Never. Nevertheless, the track is contemplative and surprisingly relaxing.
Genre/Style: Psychedelic, Chopped & Screwed, Lo-Fi, VHS
Blood Orange – “You’re Not Good Enough (Official Video)”
With international success surrounding Gia Coppola’s debut film Palo Alto, Devontè Hynes (AKA Blood Orange) release marks the 18th video in the UO Music Video Series, taking inspirations from classic daytime television broadcasts and 80’s beats. Whilst nobody can deny Dev’s songwriting, genre-bending or dance skills as seen in such videos like Time Will Tell, the song is a poignant melody on moving on; establishing a strong life lesson to high-five yourself when things go sour in a break-up.
Genre/Style: Electronica, R&B, Alternative Rock, Jazz, Hip-Hop
Willow Beats – “Merewif (Official Video)”
After announcing their forthcoming sophomore EP Water, Melbourne electronic duo Willow Beats have released an official video for Merewif. The video features their debut single a lush underwater dreamscape, honouring both their musical samples and eerie vocal arrangements that are inspired by fantasy, distinct mystery and nature’s own baselines.
Genre/Style: Electronic, Atmospheric, Chillwave, Nature, Local
FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks (Official Video)”
With her debut album LP1 only days away from being released, FKA Twigs (or Tahliah Barnett) has been causing a stir on the internet by both streaming her album before the due date and playing at such shows like Heaven. With such releases as Pendulum and Two Weeks, the UK songstress blends Trip-Hop and R&B vocals to deliver an emotional futuristic infusion. Whilst Twigs’ presence is mesmerising, her breathy and layered vocals only appear angelic; delivering poignant and erotic lyrics.
Genre/Style: R&B, Trip-Hop, Electronic, Alternative Hip-Hop
Pional – “It’s All Over (Official Video)”
Inspired by Spanish youth culture, Pional’s official video combines 2000 edited images that were doused in watercolour and re-edited to create a new spin on the early electronic music scene. Whist the content and narrative (subtitles) are dramatic, Pional’s track is a progressive and somber mix between electronic tempo’s, noisy textures and high vocals that get under your skin.
Genre/Style: Dance, Progressive, Traditional Electronic