Some of our favorite artists entered 2017 with a bang and delivered star-gazer visuals that are out of this world. From The Blaze’s unmissable jabbing mini-movie, to Leningrad’s mind-bending rewind and Bonobo’s haunting rooms, here are 10 of the best music videos of 2017.
Kolshik – Leningrad
Every once in a while, a music video comes out that completely overshadows the song it’s portraying. (Inverted version still amazing, find it here)
Directed by Ilya Naishuller
The Blaze – Territory
A boxing coach, standing before a gaggle of young men, demonstrates sharp one-two punches that line up with the synth jabs of the song.
Directed by The Blaze
Ok Go – Obsession
Features 567 printers, was created over two years, uses lots of (recycled) paper.
Directed by Damian Kulash, Jr. & Yusuke Tanaka
Bonobo – No Reason
The theme of isolation being explored through a surreal series of shrinking rooms
Director Oscar Hudson
Jil – All Your Words
Youth, neon and hedonism play out in this alternate, trippy take on reality.
Directed by Anton Tammi
Con Truise – Propagation
Reminding us of the dangers of robot wives
Directed by Will Joines & Karrie Crouse
Kamasi Washington – Truth
A glorious exploration of relationships, tension and diversity.
Directed by AG Rojas
Nightmares on Wax – Back to Nature
Quintessentially Nightmares on Wax: a slowed down, exquisitely produced, emotional journey into our relationship with the natural word.
Directed by Joao Pombeiro
Michael Kiwanuka – Cold Little Heart
For the opening track from artful Michael Kiwanuka’s last album, Keith Steinfeild (Get Out, Straight Outta Compton, Atlanta) blends into a bleary urban environment.
Directed by David Helman
L I M – Rushing Guy
A double-take portrait for Milan-based electronic soloist L I M
Directed by Giorgio Calace & Karol Sudolski