Our top 3 videos of the week!
Every week, our video coordinator, Lara Jacoski, will be updating our blog with our favourite (latest or golden oldies that we love) music videos. We're always watching marvelous content and sharing between us, but a light came on in our heads and we decided to share with you as well! Oh, you can also be part of it by sharing your thoughts with us about our choices or sending us a suggestion for an incredible music video you just saw!
Enough talk, lets start watching!
3) Josh Ritter - Love Is Making Its Way Back Home (Dir. Erez Horovitz)
I must confess I hadn’t paid much attention to Josh Ritter until I watched this video and fell in love with the combination of his music and art in this video. This is a classic example of a music video entirely focusing on the music and lyrics with a good dose of creative effort put into it! The entire music video was created by hand with over 12.000 pieces of paper (to find out more about how the video was created click here ) and guess what... no effects were used, just pure creation and care. This is something that doesn't happen everyday! And even better, the video was uploaded two weeks ago and already got over 10 times more views than the number of pieces of paper used to create it. Yes, it seems to have been worth every frame!
Josh Ritter was almost a neuroscientist but he saved himself on time (just kidding) and changed his course to "American History Through Narrative Folk Music" in USA, moving later to Scotland to attend the "School of Scottish Folk Studies". He is now a folk-leaning American singer/songwriter who writes narrative lyrics, loves Dylan, Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and who wants to make records that matter… all this resulting in folk, rock, alternative-country, warm songs for your delight!
2) Wet Nuns - Throttle (Dir. Darren Topliss)
This is one of those music videos that can't be watched without leaving an impression. Good or bad, you'll definitely keep it in the back of your mind - which makes it a successful idea! It's also a really well done low budget project, passing the idea of reality and power. Also, the concept matches the music really well, creating a striking and more powerful project.
The name "Wet Nuns" already describes the heavy, filthy and deep music they play, a very loud music for a two-piece band (Rob Graham on guitar and Alexis Gotts on drums) from Sheffield. So you can understand better how they sound before you hit the “play” button, they described themselves in their blog as "... an undead two-piece power-death-blues-punk band who makes middle-of-the-road dad rock songs about mainly women or death, or women AND death". You have been warned! Let us know what you think.
1) Alexander - Truth (Dir. Tao Ruspoli)
Alexander Ebert is the front man of the uplifting music collective Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (and Ima Robot). He wrote and recorded his whole solo album at his house and later called some of his band members to play on it. You can definitely hear some references to his previous work (his happy songs and messianic figure), but mixing it with some hip hop beats, a bit of reggae sounds and a lot of whistles!
This is the first music video for the album "Alexander"; the song "Truth" is one of the best songs on the album. As Alexander Ebert said to The Independent, the music "expresses a whole lifetime of input. All my years of listening to hip-hop and watching Westerns. And the idea in the chorus of approaching the darkness, embracing it and letting it shine goes all the way back to that Beethoven moment."
This video shows the personality of Alexander, the whole spirit of the music and the message that Alexander is trying to convey through his music. The concept of the video was mainly written by a professor of philosophy and the director.
All this resulted in a story mixing existence, truth seeking in life and the balance between light and darkness, death and rebirth… If you are interested in the philosophy behind the music and its concept, check out the video between the director and the scriptwriter here.
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