In the current world climate, artists are looking for creative ways to release music and videos to support the song’s vision. With some crowd sourced content and socially distant creativity, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite quarantine music videos.
1. Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons and Major Lazer team up for a song that brings the world together through the power of music and dance. Dozens of videos are seen capturing the worldly power of this super collab with bollywood and clogging dance, alongside a harp and flute player just to name a few.
Director Filip Nilsson curated a group of artists from around the world to contribute to the video through movement and music. Enlisting the vision of renowned choreographer Ryan Heffington (LSD, Sia, Florence & The Machine, FKA Twigs, Christine & The Queens), Nilsson reached out to artists with a simple request: “Do your best, it doesn’t need to be perfect. Be yourself. We like you as you are.”
Lay Your Head On Me- Major Lazer feat. Marcus Mumford
2. With the help of some quarantined couples, The Academic put together a cute montage of every day life for couples during the COVID pandemic.
Anything Could Happen- The Academic
3. In the middle of doing their album promo for the band’s third studio album ‘Dreamland’, Glass Animals caught my attention with the video of their title track ‘Dreamland’. With the help of director Colin Read, we’re taken through a dreamland built by lead singer, Dave Bayley in his London flat. We’re then shown the entire behind-the-scenes process of him building the set. Not typical work for a front-man but surely enjoyable to watch the new experience unfold.
Dreamland- Glass Animals
4. I’m obsessed with this one-shot Haim video for ‘I Know Alone.’ Directed remotely by Jake Schreier & choreographed remotely by Francis and the Lights & Haim themselves, they’ve got me strapping on my tennis shoes and heading to the basketball court to practice my latest living room routine.
I Know Alone- Haim
5. “Tell me we’re alright, tell me we’re okay.” ‘Level Of Concern’ is undoubtably a perfect quarantine anthem from Twenty One Pilots. Josh & Tyler battle it out in their Ohio basements with the help of their wife/finance’s to make this quarantine smash hit. We’re here for it.
Level Of Concern- Twenty One Pilots
6. Joy Crookes opens up about her journey with her mental health with her latest single Anyone But Me. She shares a live version of the song colorfully filmed in her London flat. You can’t help but to get completely lost in her buttery vocals.
“The lyrics speak for themselves. I hope we can all continue breaking down boundaries that stretch between generations and cultures and continue this conversation about how we really feel.”Joy Crookes IG
Anyone But Me- Joy Crookes
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