Welcome to FACT’s weekly video round-up.
As we note at the end of every year, music videos have never been better. But too often, music videos — along with documentaries, live sets and interview clips — get lost in the shuffle of news and new music.
With that in mind, FACT is doing what it does for mixes, mixtapes, vinyl and more: rounding up the internet’s best videos on a weekly basis. And to remove our bias, we won’t be including our own content — you’ll have to stay tuned to FACT TV for all your Against The Clock, FACT Freestyles and Confessions needs.
Club cheval, looking their most Kraftwerkian, play a house party where the main attraction is a house-wide game of musical chairs. The increasingly fraught search for seats is captured on pristine digital and VHS-styled video.
Dir: Mike Ellwood
In the video for the soulful ‘Fastest Way’, Awful rapper Pyramid Quince rides through the A and “dies” in a car crash, his superimposed ghost a spectral reminder of the rapper also known as Coodie Breeze.
Dir: Mitch Moore
R&B singer-to-watch Rahel revisits ‘Restless’ from her excellent Alkali debut, navigating intimacy and emotional distance with Posture’s Khallee, their “break-up” captured in stark black-and-white.
Dir: Lil Internet
Lil Internet assembles 450 shots of Newark, spanning day and night in the Brick City (or Broke City, to Nadus) — there’s detritus and decay, sure, but also vibrancy and life.
Funkadelic & Soul Clap feat. Sly Stone
‘In Da Kar’
Dir: Gabe Munitz-Alessio
Soul Clap and a few soul music icons collaborate on ‘In Da Kar’, contrasting a convertible ride with the horrors of oil production as Hillary Barton’s stop-motion claymation portrays environmental damage, political violence and George Clinton himself.
‘Sea Calls Me Home’
Dir: Claire Marie Vogel
Holter goes on a seaside adventure, with visual touches that are both twee and surreal. Sunken telephones, crawling bugs and mirror-play provide some of the more memorable shots.
Dir: Roger Guàrdia
The math rockers’ performance, across various locales and psychedelic projections, is given a dizzying adaptation; the camera rarely stops moving, whether following a spinning basketball or a phalanx of daywalkers.
Jay Rock feat. Black Hippy
Dir: Joe Weil
Jay Rock and the rest of Black Hippy bring Kendrick’s lyrics (“Big money, big booty bitches / Man that shit gon’ be death of me”) to life in greyscale as strippers stalk and attack like zombies.
‘Take Care of Yourself’
Dir: Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
Get a glimpse of Jenny Hval’s unique and striking performance, from behind the curtain to on the stage at New York’s Studio 48. “Show was in a dance club. Huge wrecking/disco ball threatening to demolish the stage,” Hval offers. “I sang into a plastic flower, or an imaginary plastic flower.”
Bosco feat. Jace
Dir: Blair Waters
Fool’s Gold upstart Bosco crafts a video for her EP title track, engaging in a twigsesque workout in a clip that is black and white and red all over.